The pneumatic whine summed
to a roar of savior-engines, deafening.
We looked up at the contrails
through the quiet of our cigarette smoke.
BENJAMIN BELLET is a PhD candidate in clinical psychology at Harvard University. His research focuses on how humans make sense of loss and trauma. At first, he tried to use statistics to resolve these questions, but did not get any satisfactory answers. He started listening to Metallica and writing poetry instead. Prior to graduate school, he served for five years in the U.S. Army. Ben’s work has been featured in the Dudley Review and Liminal Spaces and will be featured in a forthcoming issue of the Colorado Review.