“Summer” by Emelia Reuterfors

even the Romans drowned.
even the horses drowned.
even a canary can drown.

our experiments take float, to

take a step away. odd

there’s nothing left to play with

alone in an empty pool.

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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