by Tina Barry

Boothbay Harbor

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.


Goose Rocks

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.