Hot Metal Bridge

Current Issue : Number Twenty-Five

Single Track

Precious room. A set of tools. Single track EP. Of distance, nothing. Of restraint, thread wound around a needle.

Sedulous retracing. Bears wear winter in their fur. Vinyl, volcanoes, sound breaks.  Wallpaper pastiche.

Sultry tempo. That meeting. Standing light followed us. Rounding corners, the city. Playing tunes.

Pommelo. Our evening fountain. On the occasion of your wearing a yellow shirt.

Lead in melodies. While in the wait, slant light. Of dignity, distance. Of distance, a hole in a plaster wall.

Anelise Chen is an MFA student at NYU. She writes for the Hydra Magazine and co-edits New Haven’s Dirty Pond online literary journal.