Amy Beveridge πŸ”ˆ

Hansel and Gretel

Not bread crumbs β€”
dropped in forest
so dense it let in
daylight only
like a circling starfield β€”
but blood, wild
rose-pricked, sweat
on birch and pine,
the selves they shed
leading them out
of the darkness
they fled into.

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About the Author

Amy Beveridge is a pediatric speech-language pathologist and graduate student in rhetoric and writing in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Her work is forthcoming in Abandoned Mine and has been published in Heron Tree and bosque.