She loves how the night sky
promises nothing.

It just falls as powder falls,
as much by accident

as by design.
Her embroidered sleeves

envy crows that smoke
cigars in old cartoons.

She sometimes wishes
that someone cared enough

to portray her completely wrong.

Glen Armstrong

Glen Armstrong (he/him/his) holds an MFA in English from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and edits a poetry journal called Cruel Garters. He has three current books of poems: Invisible HistoriesThe New Vaudeville, and Midsummer. His work has appeared in Poetry NorthwestConduit, and The Cream City Review.

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