image of looking down paper towel tube at light; gives impression of light at the end of a tunnel

“The Call” by Ann McGlinn

Reckless brother,
you inhabit
blank, damp
winter

a beardless airy
beauty who moves
along my spine

but through what space
does your thought
flicker, lost light
to my ear?


Ann McGlinn author photo

Ann McGlinn has published short stories and poems in a variety of journals, including Art/Life, Poem, Cutbank, Rosebud, and Quarterly West. Her first novel, El Penco, was published by Cuidono Press in 2014. She lives in Chicago, Illinois.

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