Hot Metal Bridge

Current Issue : Number Twenty-Five

The Well-Tempered Clavicle


I’ve got to get back to the
lisping lung, the feral staircase,
the malignant gray plank, the
lethal begun. That is to say,
your lips, beautifully pressed
a convulsant chest wall.
The plumb line’s a pendulum.

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.