The Final Fortune of Desire

by A.J. Huffman
There is nothing less than no future.
Even no past still shows signs of life.
No tracks.
No history.
But no wall waiting to scrape your face.
From your skin?
From your world?
Maybe from ours
would be different.
Or better.
Easier.
To fit
than the mirror you see.
Shining like a door.
Or a vault.
A.J. Huffman has published thirteen full-length poetry collections, fourteen solo poetry chapbooks and one joint poetry chapbook through various small presses.  Her most recent releases, Degeneration (Pink Girl Ink), A Bizarre Burning of Bees (Transcendent Zero Press), and Familiar Illusions (Flutter Press) are now available from their respective publishers.  She is a five-time Pushcart Prize nominee, a two-time Best of Net nominee, and has published over 2500 poems in various national and international journals, including Labletter, The James Dickey Review, The Bookends Review, Bone Orchard, Corvus Review, EgoPHobia, and Kritya.  She is also the founding editor of Kind of a Hurricane Press.  www.kindofahurricanepress.com.


© 2016, A.J. Huffman