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the opposite of a hurricane is silence
delaney s. saul

she hums her prayers

forgetting my faithful hand

and the meat of our sisterhood


the horseshoe above her bed is gone,

now luck drips down the wall

and erodes her porcelain teeth


lips parted, she breathes through her mouth now

silenced, she banishes the memory

but the taste of the hurricane lingers

Delaney S. Saul is a writer living in Bellingham, Washington. She is a 

long-distance student in University of Southern Maine's Stonecoast MFA 

program and the new Editor-in-Chief of Stonecoast Review. Her work has been 

featured in Gone Lawn and The Molotov Cocktail, and is forthcoming in Leopardskin & Limes. Her three favorite animals are snails, flamingos, and lobsters. Her Twitter is 

@DelaneySSaul and her Instagram is @slimegrrl.

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