Grace, defined i. I am spineless, stiff-armed, coveting guilt. I know my own hands. They’re soaked with ichor, viscous from attempted mercy. Saccharine stain nauseating in wake of a foreign economy. My slitted sinew unravels. Oh, nods mercy, It will be hemmed. ii. Slander slices a carving knife into blood orange and seeps. You peeled instead of mourning, citric carcass rested gently on the sill. Wedge to lips, now take, sip the nectar. iii. Cross-examined, then consoled: We’ll have nothing more to do with that.
Caroline Liberatore is a former English student and future librarian. She has also been published in Ashbelt Journal, Ekstasis Magazine, Foreshadow Magazine, and Clayjar Review. You can read more of her work at carolinelib.wordpress.com.