Sunday, January 31, 2016

The Sound of Sugar...Liz Kay

Sunday Evening   

The twins were found dead Sunday night
            in their father’s home after police got a call
            around 8pm requesting they check on them.

We found him lying
on the bed—
not asleep, but neither
quite awake—his eyes fixed
on the wall behind us,
and below him, tucked
beneath the bed
were the two small
bodies, bundled together
in a large towel and placed
face down.
How long had they lain
there? And him
above them, covering
them with his body,
the way a man might
throw himself on a grenade
and wait
in that long still moment
for the world to erupt.

About the Poet:
Liz's poems have appeared in such journals as Willow SpringsBeloit Poetry JournalNimrodRHINO, and Sugar House Review. Alongside co-editor, Jen Lambert, Liz is a founding editor of Spark Wheel Press and the journal burntdistrict. 

Liz's debut novel, Monsters: A Love Story, is forthcoming from G. P. Putnam's Sons in 2016.