Animal by Jessica Poli

Jessica Poli


A woman coughs and an ice field appears. She spreads her arms
wide, showing us the way. If you would trust me I’d show you how
the sun is an animal.
What kind? Furious.

Jessica Poli is the author of the chapbooks Alexia (Sixth Finch), Glassland (JMWW), and The Egg Mistress (Gold Line Press). Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Caketrain, Sixth Finch, and Southern Indiana Review, among others. She is a recent graduate of Syracuse University’s MFA program, and the editor of Birdfeast.