“Marked By Height” by Emelia Reuterfors

a bomb cannot have
a broken back. can only
take the arms of others, yet

this is another
homogenous push.


the good-looking
converged like

little trees and scum:
so cooperative without limbs,

to float or stand alone
inside ghost waters
turquoise plasm.

parts surface from the whole,
and aftershock
billows like bleach

that had finally arrived.


Emelia Reuterfors78-instagram-512 grew up in the Missouri Ozarks. She received her BA from Beloit College and MFA in poetry from the University of Arizona. Emelia currently works as a case manager for homeless veterans. She throws knives, builds shadowboxes, and collects black cats in the neighborhood.



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