The Names Change Every Time I Tell the Story

by on Nov 12, 2014

I barely see the children swimming behind the boats. Twilight ripples from their faint outlines.

Drowning doesn’t look anything like I thought it would.

cottonwood flurries
the field left to return
to prairie


Aubrie Cox went to university to write a novel and came out writing haiku. It’s worked pretty well so far. Now, she teaches at Millikin University and is an editor for the online journal A Hundred Gourds. Her poetry and prose can be found in publications such as Modern Haiku, FrogpondNANO Fiction, and forthcoming in WhiskeyPaper. She regularly blogs at Yay Words! and sometimes tweets @aubriecox.

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