Once I Was Mad for Five Years Straight

after Zachary Schomburg

 

 

Once I was mad for five years straight.

Once I bit my tongue, and it bled.

 

There’s a library on my tongue

I’m trying to put in order.

 

There are wolves in the stacks, knocking

all the books off the shelves.

 

I have forgotten how to taste anything

but ink.

 

 


Aubrey Mathews is a full contact librarian. She has never met an animal she didn't like, stilettos she couldn't run in, or a Greek Myth she couldn't compare to her love life. She lives in Omaha.

 

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