by Tina Barry
A constellation appears in the shape of Van Gogh's missing ear. The baby sways in her saline sea. A waitress asks the man with the Popeye tattoo if he'd like a plate of spinach.
Bikers cry when the women in stretch pants sing acapella. Footsteps on the widow's walk, but no widow. The shadow of a seagull on water-stained wallpaper.
A cloud of milky cow's breath in the cold. Turning in her sleep, she dreams of coffee.
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"Maine" is included in Part 1 of Right Hand Pointing's "States" issue. Thanks editors!