“I watch light flicker under the bathroom door. / I watch the clock. / I watch one foot with a sock on jealous of the other.”

Impossible Archetype
Issue 5
25 March 2019

After a fight, the speaker watches for a sign that things will get better.

“Distraction,” my latest poem now available in issue 5 of Impossible Archetype, began as an exercise in anaphora and setting to tell a larger story. I also wanted to capture a particular mood.

I’m always impressed with Impossible Archetype, but this issue seems to contain within itself a particularly impressive range of poetic styles, voices, and topics. I’m so excited to have been included.

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