Observing Ragnarok by Chelsea Eckert

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Narrated by Katherine Inskip

Observing Ragnorak by Chelsea Eckert
Illustration by Sue Babcock

What
an event
to witness the
flicker of
divinity
flaming
behind the sky
like a
handful
of rhinestones
in a
sun-specked
fist.

And —

now a
lupine dark,
untwinkling,
has eaten
up the
backyard, so
I will
close my eyes.

And —

there it is
again, that same
lightlessness,
raging beside my
pupils.

 

BIO: Chelsea Eckert is a creative writing undergraduate at San Jose State University. Her work is forthcoming or has appeared in Bird’s Thumb, Black Fox Literary Magazine, Stoneboat Literary Journal and Gingerbread House, among others.