Fall/Winter 2016 ~ Features #18 Vol 14
The stars sag like light bulbs
anticipating the pull of the string,
missing the first pull that started them all.
It’s mostly empty up there,
a cocoon of some sort that holds no
butterfly, a shell that anthropologists
gather around like bugs,
studying the emptiness, so intently
they find themselves inside of it.
~ Aaron Wiley
Photo by Debbie Berk ©2016
Aaron Wiley writes on various topics ranging from denial to love, and much in between. He has been
published in his school’s magazine (at Joliet Junior College) and even has his own chapbook. Some
of Aaron’s influences are dark poets themselves, such as Emily Dickinson and Sylvia Plath.