Four poems by alum Tommye Blount (poetry, ’13) appear at Four Way Review:

BAREBACK AUBADE WITH THE DOG

Thicker than its master’s thigh,
I saw that dog gnawing its leash—
and didn’t I know better? Knowing my fear

of dogs, I thought, “If I walk faster
and stay calm, then—”

That leash, thin as Yes, snapped. Of course
the dog snapped too and I
wasn’t fast enough—only two legs then

instead of four. I was afraid, yes,
but I didn’t run. With my eyes shut,

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