“Appendix U,” by Sarah Ann Winn
Fig. 1780: Moth pinned to cork board, wings pattern of dictionary’s page, some words bolded. They say her finely inked wings are composed of scales. They say she will not fly again once you touch her, that the words are permanently changed.
Fig. 1811: A marred fallen leaf, the spectrum of apple colors. The page where small jaws gnawed a name.
About the Author:
Sarah Ann Winn’s poems have appeared or will appear in Bayou Magazine, [d]ecember, RHINO, Massachusetts Review, Quarterly West, and many others. Her chapbook, Portage, is forthcoming from Sundress Publications this winter. Visit her at http://bluebirdwords.com or follow her @blueaisling on Twitter.
This story was a semifinalist in The Conium Review‘s 2014 Flash Fiction Contest, judged by Ashley Farmer.
Image Credit: ©/ Dollar Photo Club