Hot Metal Bridge

Current Issue : Number Twenty-Five



Spoken like a true piece of metal, colt got a slab going through her mouth. Pretty filly cut herself. No news like good news or the news that at least now your lover knows the bad news. Who told you it was all one way? You keep ringing to prove the first time wasn’t a mistake. You keep ringing because something about it is pearly and fun. The hand strength to it is taking that out of the past, out of the what it was. How can you look at you unless you see all of you at once? In the bed, in the morning, there was all of you and all of me and then there was breakfast.


Diana Roffman is a writer and teacher in Brooklyn.