Vertigo Spoiled Our Last Meal
His whisper – the unexpected unfurling of his sin,
soured and hot – spilled from my ear, trickled
dripped then mixed into the tomato bisque
I’d whipped up for dinner – leaving it unfit, even
for the half-starved dogs who prowled our woods.
Kari Ann Ebert
Kari Ann Ebert is the Poetry & Interview editor for The Broadkill Review and the Project Director of Downtown Dover Poetry Weekend. Winner of the 2020 Sandy Crimmins National Prize in Poetry, the 2019 Crossroads Ekphrastic Writing Contest, and 2018 Gigantic Sequins Poetry Contest, Kari’s work has appeared or is forthcoming in journals such as Mojave River Review, Philadelphia Stories, Main Street Rag, The Ekphrastic Review, and Gargoyle as well as several anthologies. She has been awarded fellowships from Delaware Division of the Arts (2020), The Shipman Agency (2020), BOAAT Press (2020), and Brooklyn Poets (2019).
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