Abigail Van Kirk is a student, and her horse Molly is her constant companion, keeping her creative. Abigail's work has been published by The Haiku Journal, the Manifest West anthology, Caravel Literary Arts Magazine, and elsewhere.
THESE & THOSE DAYS
Choke on the out of tune
lignin childhood papercuts
as we turn this piano into our bookshelf –
the taste of tea improved
in mugs of Russian blues and cursive lettering.
I’d let my hair curl romantically
wildly in the chapping wind,
forgotten a model horse in the park
until we set the cottonwood snow on fire
around the only unwitherable verdant
fences, a spring too sweet to easily forget.