After Seeing k Madison Moore’s Evening Glow
I examine the reflection of my body, imagine
it as perfectly shadowed silhouette,
envision every flaw that would manage
to disrupt the not-quite-hourglass outline. I understand
now the carefully laid highlights.
Strokes of blue emphasizing
an ideal, potentially unattainable, yet I dress
myself anyway, in Lycra, stretch each muscle, warming
for takeoff. Six miles later I am invigorated, flooded
with newfound belief, impossibility can be thwarted.
I do not even pause to regain breath, just reverse
A.J. Huffman has published eleven solo chapbooks and one joint chapbook through various small presses. Her new poetry collections, Another Blood Jet (Eldritch Press), A Few Bullets Short of Home (mgv2>publishing), Butchery of the Innocent (Scars Publications) and Degeneration (Pink Girl Ink) are now available from their respective publishers and amazon.com. She has an additional poetry collection forthcoming: A Bizarre Burning of Bees (Transcendent Zero Press). She is a three-time Pushcart Prize nominee, a two-time Best of Net nominee, and has published over 2300 poems in various national and international journals, including Labletter, The James Dickey Review, Bone Orchard, EgoPHobia, and Kritya. She is also the founding editor of Kind of a Hurricane Press. www.kindofahurricanepress.com.
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