A.J. Huffman, October 2013

Soft Coral 

Blowing brilliant.  Blasts
of color shock.  Waves
like underwater fire
works.  But soundless, frozen
in mid-burst breezing.  Fingers
flailing.  Weilding, their tubal branch
[un]solid, unmoving.  Here
hollow is home.

 

 

 

A.J. Huffman has published five solo chapbooks and one joint chapbook through various small presses.  Her sixth solo chapbook will be published in October by Writing Knights Press.  She is a Pushcart Prize nominee, and the winner of the 2012 Promise of Light Haiku Contest.  Her poetry, fiction, and haiku have appeared in hundreds of national and international journals, including Labletter, The James Dickey Review, Bone Orchard, EgoPHobia, Kritya, and Offerta Speciale, in which her work appeared in both English and Italian translation.  She is also the founding editor of Kind of a Hurricane Press.  www.kindofahurricanepress.com

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