Supersonic wind enters the vacuum, shredding into shrapnel every object it encounters.
When the thing I’d wanted for twenty years happened,
the worst of all the old pain was assuaged, but
in the habit of it, I lost my through-line, the anchor
I’d soldered together from each debrided remain.
A.E. Clark received her BA from Beloit College and her MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Her chapbook Addresses Home is forthcoming from Finishing Line Press (2015). Recent work has appeared or is forthcoming in Rust + Moth, Witness, and Colorado Review. She currently lives in Las Vegas, where she works as an antiquarian bookseller. www.aeclarkwriter.com.