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Monday, June 20, 2022


by Susan Barry-Schulz

we’ve started
marring Mars
with our glittering
dotted earth debris
in the form
of blended aluminized
specialty fabrics
first wind-blown
across a dusty landscape
now lodged
in the rugged rocks
of an ancient river delta
on another planet
how capable
how culpable

Susan Barry-Schulz grew up just outside of Buffalo, New York. She is a licensed physical therapist living with chronic illness and an advocate for mental health and reducing stigma in IBD. Her work has appeared in The New Verse News, SWWIM, Barrelhouse online, Nightingale & Sparrow, Shooter Literary Magazine, Kissing Dynamite, The Wild Word, Bending Genres, Feral, Quartet, Wordgathering, Gyroscope Review, Harpy Hybrid Review, West Trestle Review, and elsewhere.