The Art of Alchemy

 

Oh yes,

I remember the feel

of slick on slick,

my tongue loose

in your mouth.

 

But I remember

the emptiness

better,

how blackbirds

wait on wires

for hours

before the coming

light.

"Power Lines on Blue" - Larry D. Thacker

Katarina Boudreaux is a New Orleans based author, musician, dancer, & teacher. Her first novel Platform Dwellers is forthcoming from Owl Hollow Press. Alexithymia is available from Finishing Line Press & Anatomy Lessons from Flutter Press. 

Larry D. Thacker is a writer & artist from Tennessee. His poetry can be found in over a hundred publications including SpillwayStill: The JournalValparaiso Poetry ReviewAmerican Journal of Poetry, & Appalachian Heritage. His books include Mountain Mysteries, & the poetry books, Drifting in AweVoice HuntingMemory Train, & the forthcoming full collections, Feasts of Evasion & Grave Robber Confessional. His MFA in poetry & fiction was earned from West Virginia Wesleyan College. Visit him at: www.larrydthacker.com

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