Self-Portrait

Poetry
April Michelle Bratten


Barren Fridge Part 3
Photo Credit: Jeremy Shields

She sniffed the air
inquisitively,

said,

I bet it’s the bacon
that’s going so bad.

Then,

leaving the turkey bacon
to rot
pleasantly in the fridge,

she slammed the door
and walked away.

pencil

April Michelle Bratten currently lives in Minot, North Dakota where she edits and writes book reviews for Up the Staircase Quarterly. April has been published in journals such as Southeast Review, Santa Fe Review, and Thrush Poetry. Her book, It Broke Anyway, was released by NeoPoiesis Press in 2012. Email: aprilmbratten[at]gmail.com

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