“Smoldering” by Autumn Toennis

Smoldering by Autumn Toennis Front

I am delightfully
sore, with weighty bones
and skin bruised
by the sun.

Smoldering by Autumn Toennis Back

Autumn is a former beekeeper, part-time tree, and has spent the last year getting used to saying, “English degree” instead of “English major” (though she’s still not quite sure what means). Other work of hers has been published in Opsis and Heron Tree. You can follow her online at: https://girlinthegrove.wordpress.com/.