Ann V. DeVilbiss has had work in BOAAT Journal, Crab Orchard Review, Grimoire, The Maine Review, and elsewhere. Her chapbook, When the Wolves Stay Quiet, is available from dancing girl press. She lives and works in Louisville, Kentucky.
My mirror’s edge bends
the morning into bands of color,
rioting on my white walls,
an aria at perfect pitch.
I have slept through the night.
Sable creatures stir then settle.
I leave my bed alone and dreamless.
My footfall wander is a way of saying
any direction but backward,
any pattern a hope. I have slept
through the night then wakened,
my eyes brimmed pitchers, full of light.