Alita Pirkopf

An art show
in a wealthy town.
A small
grown-up doll
housed in pink
plush rooms
in a showcased
Velvet linings
enclosed her,
an empty box
with pink
soft smothering,
like flesh,
like jellyfish,
like seacell
A scream
sinks sofaed
into sleep…

Alita’s work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Alembic, Artifact Nouveau, Burningword Literary Journal, Caduceus, The Cape Rock, The Chaffin Journal, Cimarron Review, Concho River Review, Crack the Spine, The Distillery, The Edison Literary Review, Euphony Journal, Evening Street Review, Existere, Good Works Review, The Griffin, Haight Ashbury Literary Journal, Harpur Palate, Illya’s Honey, Ink Pantry, Lullwater Review, Moon City Review, The Paragon Journal, The Penmen Review, Quiddity, riverSedge, Rubbertop Review, Ship of Fools, Stonecoast Review, Temenos Journal, Vending Machine Press, Vox Poetica, Westview, and Willow Springs Review.