Until Further Notice

As soon as the aftermath of one death becomes manageable, another occurs. Don’t question yourself now; I’ll tell you exactly how to do it. Get sunburned at the funeral. Keep a bottle of bourbon on the nightstand.

keep reading: Until Further Notice by Kim Ellingson

Saxophone

I lift a dark curtain to the crown of the windowpane,
twist until the spring rod is taut across the jambs.
A hum pinches from my throat. The drape a current

my hands trace, the ribbed foam I pressed in panels

on my father’s wall. …

keep reading: Saxophone by Will Russo