Spring 2023 • Vol. XLV No. 2 Poetry |


she sd everything feels scattered & it was & she was & I sd just pick up the bits that are worthwhile or I said something like most of it had to go anyway I felt sorry for her but still I didn’t want her to feel better she sd I’m glad we talked I feel better & then asked if I could spare a beer . shivering on the porch this neutral territory or some such shit I sd there’s no water in this well for you or I gave her a fucking beer .

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Margaret Galey is an Iowa-born artist and writer living in Lexington, Kentucky. Her work has appeared in Hyperallergic, Midwest Review, The Southern Review, and elsewhere.

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