“Making a Way Around the Castle,” by Lauren Carlson (Poetry ’21)

2021 poetry alum Lauren Carlson was recently featured in the LEON Literary Review. Read an excerpt of “Making a Way Around the Castle” below:

Making a Way for the Castle

Composure, first tell
me what it is. For example

fire. Warmth is what I
love. Fire’s comfort

is undeniable and you’ll
grant anyone that.

You tell me
other people are warm

and I have some
unnamable characteristic.

It whispers come here
in your ear.

Read this poem in its entirety, as well as two others, here: http://leonliteraryreview.com/issue-10-lauren-k-carlson/