Jen Stewart Fueston

When this began, you dreamed
I owned a clay bowl

& I told you how at night,
the glow of the kitchen apples

meant something to me like desire,
their scarlet skins spent in a tangle

& held in by a wide brim 
of unpainted clay, like a soul in a body.

Or an object you hold in a dream
after it dissolves,

the weight of it still leaving
your hands.

Jen Stewart Fueston

is the author of Madonna, Complex (Cascade Books 2020), Latch (River Glass Books 2019) and Visitations (Finishing Line Press 2015). Her poems have been published or are forthcoming in AGNI, Colorado Review, Beloit Poetry Journal and elsewhere. A native of Colorado, she has taught writing at the University of Colorado, Boulder, as well as internationally.

Art by Ann-Marie Brown

Encaustic & oil

Ann-Marie Brown is a Canadian artist currently working on the far west coast of British Columbia. To see more of her paintings go to

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