1. After each successful night, a vampire bat regurgitates his nutrient goop into the mouth of his co-sleeper’s throat. Next time, one sister-in-the-struggle may fly forth, wings agape signaling triumph, and the once-sung hero, (now down-in-the-mouth) will have to wait 2. for her. My friend donated religiously when she was […]
BARBARA SCHWARTZ is the author of the chapbook Any Thriving Root (dancing girl press, 2017). A finalist for the 1913 Poetry Prize, her hybrid poetry manuscript What Survives is the Fire was selected for Boomerang Theater's First Flight New Play, and has been included in The University of Miami’s Holocaust Theater Catalog. Her poems have appeared in Upstreet, Nimrod International Journal of Prose and Poetry, Carolina Quarterly, Quiddity, Tinderbox Poetry Journal, Potomac Review, and elsewhere. Barbara lives with her family in Brooklyn, NY.
Post-birth my mother needed to bathe three times a day After each I was to blow-dry the rupture with cool air roving over her blue translucence We […]