PoetryIssue 23 | November 2015

Night Becomes Day Over the West

by Megan Foley

These ridiculous, Christ-eyed hares,
projected once or twice through headlights,
wet the highways outside Helena, Montana.
We watched for them where battery-operated crosses
threw their bleach over the badlands,
emitting a blank, sedative buzz
that bleared waking sight.

When I did wake, it was to dust
flung over red rock, and surprised turbines
that shepherd it all westward.
I can say I was happy to be spotted
by them, waved down, though I never knew
which border they meant to point to.

About the author

Megan Foley is burrowed in at her home, the southern Midwest, to study poetry. But whenever there is gas to scrounge, and time, she’s spreading her sight out over America.

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Two poems by Anne Babson
Vignette, Townhouse, 9 a.m. by Troy Cunio
Night Becomes Day Over the West by Megan Foley
Yukon River Aurora by D. B. Goman
Two Poems by David Havird
Cretan Love Letter by Emily Linstrom
Holland by Rick Mullin
Fear in Kenya by Kristina Pfleegor
The Lounge Lizard by Ed Shacklee
Two Poems by Sarah J. Sloat
Night Flight by Vicki Stannard
Koinonia Farms by Alina Stefanescu
Thessaloniki, Four a.m. by Anastasia Vassos
Imaginary Oceans by Jason Warren
Two Poems by F. J. Williams

Postcard prose

It’s Salty by Kelly Hill

Travel notes

Anchorage in the Great Land by Karen Benning
The Value of Small Money by Megan Hallinan
Screensaver by Sandra Larson
Thirty Cents by Tommy McAree
Gokarna by Kate McCahill
Going Places by Rachel Miller-Howard
Susanville CA: Notes From The Road by Susan Volchok