When the Lights Go / Against Your Mind

I have my own dreams too, you know? / To nail my winter oranges to the ceiling, / one by one, ward off every ghost.  

Inspired by both Built to Spill and Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, this poem takes up residence in small-town winter minutiae, making the most of days that might at first seem dull. You can see the full poem online here. The cover art is Mini Pine Cone Forest by Karen Pierce Gonzalez.

This piece will also be included in Alix's forthcoming chapbook, Tomatoes Beverly.