"...spinning wheels of steam
and meat."

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Issue 6: No More Tears

Susan Edwards Richmond


Wake in wire
cages, wings
pinioned, stray

feathers escape.
Wind swipe,
sluice of road.

Bound with another
body, flesh
against mesh,

pink rubbed raw
on white
entwined throats.

Rain drives
the spinning
wheels of steam

and meat.
is exposure.

Truck-sway, stacks
upon stacks lurch
toward delivery.