by Anna Marie Catoir

Do you want to see
apple cores, spindles, and thorns
accumulated over years?

I’ll show you slippers
Of fur and silk, gold and glass
Shredded, shattered, tossed

Collecting what’s left
The enchanted dross and leez
This too is my work.

Anna Marie Catoir is a mask maker and bookseller living in southern Louisiana. She’s been previously published in Mosaic, the Nicholls State Literary Journal and at Fictional Musings online. She loves comic books, hats, and fresh notebooks. Her favorite fruit is a shiny red apple that cracks smartly as you bite into it.

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