Forests, constellations, mountain ranges–
fuel, infinite fires, uncertain mines.
The human body vanishes when burned:
no ore within the cavity, even
bones crack and bleach, melting marrow curdles
with the dry twig snap and the green white hot
of marble liming in the pit.
Megan Mueller’s work in both poetry and nonfiction has appeared in Californios, The Examined Life, and The Inkslinger. She is a native Californian newly making her way in Houston, Texas, where she works in university administration. Her evenings are spent crocheting complicated garments for her six sisters, exploring the intersection of art and science in her kitchen, and reading with her husband.
© 2013, Megan Mueller