Tan sand, gray water, white waves, gulls,

a constant wind that carries away everyone’s words.

A refrigerator lies on its back on the sand. When I open it

you are inside, perfectly still and pale.




Andrea Jackson‘s fiction and poetry have appeared in various journals, most recently in Alligator Juniper (contest finalist; reprinted in Phone-Fiction.com), Meadowland Review, and Postcard Poems and Prose. She has received two Pushcart nominations and one nomination for the Best of the Net Anthology, and has an MFA from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. She is working on a biography/memoir based on her mother’s letters.