You Lost the Game
by Shannon Hearn
how does a separation work in terms of the seams/in terms of/the seems
me/forgetting my jeans in E–’s car irritated they were left/in her trunk and realizing/by opening/my trunk it wasn’t her trunk
how to correct(ly) say a truth: (mouth opens)
think about the different parts/not the pieces/the parts of the whole there is a difference/i swear there is/a difference in the parts
that work/to make the hole
Shannon Hearn is a recent graduate of the University of Connecticut where she studied journalism and English with a concentration in creative writing. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming with 3:AM Magazine, Big Lucks, cream city review, Juked, and others.