The moon, pale
as wax, fills
the only empty
corner of the sky,
wanton as
sleek white

By this light
I cannot read
your lips
with my eyes.

M. N. Kotzin: associate professor of English at Drexel University, co-directs the Certificate Program in Writing and Publishing and teaches creative writing and literature. Her fiction and poetry have been published widely in literary journals. She is a contributing editor of Boulevard and a founding editor of Per Contra:  the International Journal of the Arts, Literature and Ideas.  She is the author of  two collections of poetry, Reclaiming the Dead (New American Press, 2008) and Weights & Measures (Star Cloud Press, 2009).  A collection of her flash fiction Just Desserts will be published early in 2010 by Star Cloud Press. Don Gastwirth represents her novel, Cutter’s Vision.

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