Efs & Vees, Kimberly Ann Southwick

efs & vees, Kimberly Ann Southwick

once, a man promised me he wasn’t
what this owl says he is. foolish enough

to believe, i would lie in bed awake,
chest cavity like a cage, the rattle

of my peach pit heart. the rain hides the rest
and the tide compels—the rise and fall of it,

all the ups and downs
of humans as humans.

-- excerpted from To whom do you owe your travelers’ debts?, from efs & vees

About Kimberly Ann Southwick

Kimberly Ann Southwick is the founder and editor in chief of the biannual print literary arts journal Gigantic Sequins. She has two poetry chapbooks, every song by Patsy Cline (dancing girl press, February 2014) and efs & vees (Hyacinth Girl Press, 2015). She recently moved to Breaux Bridge, LA to begin pursuing her PhD in English/Creative Writing at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.