A.J. Huffman

The Woman in the Moon is Crying Again

or maybe I am, and this midnight dressing is just

another reflection of my mood.  I count the silvered

drops, not knowing how many of them are my own.

My eyes have gone numb from lack

of daylight, prefer the softer shadows of twilight’s kiss.

I think about retrieving a glass

to collect our communal sadness, but my legs refuse

to move.  Instead I swallow a mouthful of regret

and wonder if I contain enough nothing to float

away on the next dying beam.

A.J. Huffman has published thirteen full-length poetry collections, fourteen solo poetry chapbooks and one joint poetry chapbook through various small presses.  Her most recent releases, Degeneration (Pink Girl Ink), A Bizarre Burning of Bees (Transcendent Zero Press), and Familiar Illusions (Flutter Press) are now available from their respective publishers.  She is a five-time Pushcart Prize nominee, a two-time Best of Net nominee, and has published over 2500 poems in various national and international journals, including Labletter, The James Dickey Review, The Bookends Review, Bone Orchard, Corvus Review, EgoPHobia, and Kritya.  She is also the founding editor of Kind of a Hurricane Press.

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