“There is a Spot” by A.J. Huffman


There is a Spot

after Silver Moon, artist Osnat Tzadok

on the moon, tonight. A glaring
drop of crimson, a blood-shot eye.
The man who lives there must be
tired of crying for absence, deficient companionship.
The sun is his other
half. They will never meet
beyond those sensual moments of almost
touching. Moments
of in between, where light
and night crawl over each other’s seams,
infuse each other with possibility
before alternating cowardice causes one to give
way to the other.


A.J. Huffman has published nine solo chapbooks and one joint chapbook through various small presses. She also has two new full-length poetry collections forthcoming, Another Blood Jet (Eldritch Press) and A Few Bullets Short of Home (mgv2>publishing). She is a Pushcart Prize nominee, and her poetry, fiction, and haiku have appeared in hundreds of national and international journals, including Labletter, The James Dickey Review, Bone Orchard, EgoPHobia, Kritya, and Offerta Speciale, in which her work appeared in both English and Italian translation. She is also the founding editor of Kind of a Hurricane Press.



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