5 April 2008 | Vol. 8, No. 1

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.

The body took to the corners, especially the ceiling, looking.

About the author:

Melissa Koosmann received her MFA in poetry from the University of Arizona in 2004. Her poems have appeared in various journals, including DIAGRAM, Coconut, the Indiana Review, and others.

For further reading:

See the complete list of work by Melissa Koosmann at 42opus. Browse the contents of 42opus Vol. 8, No. 1, where "The Yellow Absence" ran on April 5, 2008. List other work with these same labels: poetry, prose poem.

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