Holly Mitchell grew up along the edge of Appalachia. She currently studies at Mount Holyoke College. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in several journals including Pluck! The Journal of Affrilachian Arts and Culture and JDB Records. She is an editor for Quick Brown Fox and Verbosity Magazine.


Like the moon on all fours,
the bull graced my driveway.
As the grapevines defrosted,
I found him on my side
of eighteen peeling pickets.
He huffed in the right mirror
of my white Chevrolet.
He met my eyes,
and, as if a hybrid of
a wino caught pissing on gravel and
silk falling from the kitchen table,
he slipped into fog.


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