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Melissa Koosmann

The Yellow Absence

She couldn't resist the beauty of wood grain in floorboards so she spent days resting there, pooled out and bled in like a spill.


When the body does something right, a happiness gathers above and behind its left shoulder.

The body, sensing the happiness, knows not to catch it

but knows not that the happiness too knows not to catch the body, which as it happens feels more acutely feelings located outside itself;

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