by Karissa Knox Sorrell
Socks hanging on a line.
Metal tins with red labels:
Mutton cutlets. Irish stew.
Roast Veal. Roast Beef.
Three penguin skins
on hooks in the corner.
A navy vest on the floor.
A single gray glove against a bed.
Two pairs of boots on a food crate.
And outside of the shack,
a mummified seal,
its eyes white ovals of ice.
Karissa Knox Sorrell earned her MFA from Murray State University in 2010. She is the author of
Evening Body, a poetry chapbook forthcoming from Finishing Line Press. Her poetry and non-fiction have previously been published in journals such as G
ravel Mag, Silver Birch Press, Parable Press, Flycatcher, Cactus Heart, San Pedro River Review, and
St. Katherine Review. Find her on Twitter @KKSorrell.