Elisabeth Farrell has appeared in North American Review, The Fourth River, Wild Apples, Literary Mama, Sows Ear Poetry Review, and elsewhere. Her chapbook, Earlier Heaven, was published by Finishing Line Press (August 2018). She has a Masters of Fine Arts in writing and literature from the Bennington Writing Seminars.
I created you in dreams I created you from nothing but dreams and your blood coursing through me was silent and my mother offered me fragments of her memory of you I created you in the name of the father and the son and the holy spirit I created you in the […]
Take what you can get without complaint. Pluck the meat from other lives. Snatch the sky-blue robin’s egg. No one likes your throaty caw. Drown out the songbirds. Pick the trash. Swallow the discarded. Look at your wings in the sunlight, iridescent. Find what shines. Snag it. Lift it to the gods.