A Quiet Root

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

“Circulatory System” by Francis Walsh

I grew up in Vermont, but now I live in California, and I only ever return home to visit my mom. A red blood cell pumped back to the heart. Each time I return, her house shrinks. She accumulates. Hallways become narrow passageways clotted with newspapers and animal figurines and snowshoes and empty wine jugs.

Read it in Split Lip Magazine

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