Holly Lyn Walrath

from: Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut

Your happy ending died
life was death and had disappeared,
ghosts were making noise
life driving, bundling, unbundling
close, a soul, a knock on the door
the most beautiful of last days.


from: The Painter by Franz Kafka












Of Whales in Paint, sourced from Herman Melville


Madness, sourced  from H.P. Lovecraft


Death, sourced from Earnest Hemingway


So Kind of Cold, sourced from Mark Twain






Holly Lyn Walrath’s poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Literary Orphans, Liminality, and Kaleidotrope among others. She lives in Seabrook Texas, just five minutes from NASA. She wrangles writers as a freelance editor and volunteers as the associate director of Writespace, a nonprofit literary center in Houston, Texas. Find her online @hollylynwalrath or hlwalrath.com



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