Volume 12 • Number 2 • Fall - Winter 2020

Kimberly Justice

Crane Flies

They float in silently when one leaves the door open
Even a crack
Absurd to behold
Hard to conceive though their curious silhouettes settle so distinctly against unfinished drywall
Too big for corners, they pull the gaze front and center
Demanding attention or action
Something must be done.
Their carcasses lie just as conspicuous

Kimberly is a military veteran and mother of two. Her previous work has been published in Drunk Monkeys literature and film magazine.