Literary Orphans

Glass Cages Leave Splinters by Laura Metter

how long has this voice been living

within the feather folds of these swans,


feather ridge ribbed birds, with SNAP

finger straight through bone


tendon splitting at both ends, how long

how long has this voice been there, don’t leave


her there, there are swans, hissing swans,

crooked swans, don’t leave don’t leave,


necks curled, eyes swallowing

queens among prey.

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Laura Metter is a young writer residing in Greenwich, Connecticut. She graduated from Hollins University and works for C&R Press. Her work has appeared in PANK Magazine, Adanna Literary Journal, and The Artifice. 


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