Hot Metal Bridge

Current Issue : Number Twenty-Five

Low Ceilings


From Minneapolis to Frankfort
I want
To open the walls
Find bees in the borings
A long lost razor
A shaker of hail
The skeleton of a letter
Dear Thunder God
Struck through with honey
Crystallized bone
The afterlife stirring
In the bend of a finger
The absence of soil

Charmi Keranen holds a BA in English from Indiana University South Bend. Her poetry has most recently appeared in Passages North, Sugar House Review, and Inter|rupture. She lives with her husband live in Northern Indiana, where she works as a freelance writer and proofreader of court transcripts.