Mad Again

Rather than Mars, she traveled

to Oregon, spent days writing

before rivers turned cobalt blue

or the sky seeped a fine, red mist.

In quietness, she sees herself,

a skylight sounding rhythms

of lightly falling rain, an inked

body mistaking death for depth.

Laine Derr

Laine Derr holds an MFA from Northern Arizona University and has published interviews with Carl Phillips, Ross Gay, and Ted Kooser. Recent work appears or is forthcoming from Barzakh, Santa Clara Review, North Dakota Quarterly, Prairie Schooner, and elsewhere.

NOVUS Literary and Arts Journal
Lebanon, TN