Prose & Poetry

welcome home, starling

you are safe now

Jammed

Jammed

while other children

wake up to jam

spreading on toast

 

I lie tangled in seat belts

with Mother next to me

cursing in her sleep

 

hearing young girls

trading sandwiches

on the way to school

 

I chew Mother's

sweat-coated hair

between black molars

 

I pull off the blanket

of charred, bent spoons

from my sticky face

 

to pump dank air

into my stomach

like a balloon

 

that doesn't float

 

Tien Taylor is an Asian-American watercolorist and writer. She majored in Arts: Creative Writing from University of Washington, Tacoma. Her work has appeared in Two Words ForHummingbird Press, EastlitPoplorishTahoma West and others. Follow her at www.Twitter.com/TienWrites
Amaryllis

Amaryllis

Moving Lines

Moving Lines