Man acts as an antenna for the sun and then: a trout in the milk, men who wear kilts after darkness. Build a bottle of fish with a few dried figs. Dear Shadow, when did I become that person? I mean one who says "plastic glucose" without wondering what rotten-sweet is? The one who teenagers represent?
Amy King is the author of The Missing Museum (Tarpaulin Sky Press, 2016) and I Want to Make You Safe (Litmus Press, 2011). She serves on the executive board of VIDA: Women in Literary Arts and is a professor of creative writing at SUNY Nassau Community College.