Narrated by Jane Glasser
When his brother died a silent scream— like wind-ripped leaves— swirled to an island across the sea. When his brother died his skin fell off— a wreath at his feet— and his bones danced a jiggy dirge beside an open grave. When his brother died his tears streamed a cataract of grief till the casket swam into a black hole. When his brother died, his arteries filled with shovelfuls of mud and the valves of his heart froze. After his brother died he nailed shut windows and doors and his soul unpacked in childhood rooms all his memory’s rags.
BIO: Jane Ellen Glasser won the Tampa Review Prize for Poetry for Light Persists, and
the Poetica Publishing Chapbook Contest for The Long Life. FutureCycle Press will
be releasing her seventh poetry collection, In the Shadow of Paradise, in the summer
of 2017. Sample her work and books at www.janeellenglasser.com.