I draw the outline of a human body
We take turns throwing a stone
He doesn’t say much
He doesn’t cry chalk tears,
he won’t run
I throw a stone to his head,
pick up the stone,
The chalk boy will rise at night
Claudia Serea is a Romanian-born poet who immigrated to the U.S. in 1995. Her poems and translations have appeared in 5 a.m., Meridian, Harpur Palate, Word Riot, Blood Orange Review, Cutthroat, Green Mountains Review, and many others. A two-time Pushcart Prize nominee, she is the author of Angels & Beasts (Phoenicia Publishing, Canada), The System (Cold Hub Press, New Zealand), and A Dirt Road Hangs from the Sky (8th House Publishing, Canada).
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