Hot Metal Bridge

Current Issue : Number Twenty-Five

The Well-Tempered Clavicle

BY CHARMI KERANEN

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
silencers,
 
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.