A stone in an otherwise empty bowl.
A house full of bowls.
A longing, to pull you
out of me, already whole,
when you are nothing more than
dust compared to a breathing child.
Yes, I feel you in me,
an uneasy movement.
I do not know the flesh of you,
the scream of it, the tears
I will be grateful for.
Caitlin Thomson has an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College. Her work has appeared in numerous anthologies and literary journals including: Tar River Poetry Review, The Adroit Journal, and Killer Verse. Territory Prayer, her third chapbook was published by Maverick Duck Press.