A Quiet Root

We comb through hundreds of literary magazines to bring you one stellar poem or flash fiction piece every weekday.

“Giving-Up Ghazal with Eyes” by Chloe Martinez

Remember your mirrorless year, when you got a little fat,
took three lovers and bloomed, saw yourself wide-eyed?

Grandpa’s wake: you and your cousins jumped in the pool
in your black dresses. Honored him. Made the living look.

Read it in Poet Lore

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