postcards

by kathleen hellen

I asked my husband once—are we there? Two boyfriends twice—anticipating tractor pulls and demolitions, duck calling—with luck, sugar spun to gossamer. Funnel cakes and beer in paper cups, spilling over. Me and you—being something other than we are, though the ride is always longer to than from.

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KATHLEEN HELLEN’S collection meet me at the bottom is forthcoming in Fall 2022 from Main Street Rag. Her credits include The Only Country Was the Color of My Skin, her award-winning collection Umberto’s Night, published by Washington Writers’ Publishing House, and two chapbooks, The Girl Who Loved Mothra and Pentimento

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