blind contour poem, 12:01 a.m.

Jillian Clark


you said you'd rather be working with your hands
like Hemmingway and i don't remember anything
about your hands except that they were writer's hands
and the way they looked both bored + frantic when
you were applauding something


describing them as capable seems to be understated—
weathered maybe from mountaintops and broken
bones (when you lifted a rock to the tent in the 'three
a.m. dark night of the soul') thank you F. SCOTT
FITZGERALD and thank you google i found that a.m.
stands for ante meridian

Jillian Clark lives in North Carolina. Her blog is She has also been featured in 3 AM Magazine, Phoenix Arts Journal, and Bear Creek Feed.