This note says nothing:

this year’s edition.

Forgive it, & also

the plants I have killed

they knew so little

about bloom it was sick.

I have shoved them

in a dark room

so they will learn

about images.

Likewise forgive me

getting out of this

brazen car & on

to a street that cares

so little for you:

I will be my own traffic

& I am gridlocking

your whole goddamned

future —



Caroline Crew edits ILK journal. Her poems have appeared or forthcoming in Bat City Review, PANK, Cream City Review, and Salt Hill Journal, among others. She wrote the chapbook small colours like wild tongues (dancing girl press, 2013). Currently, she lives between Old England and New England.