Wrong Street

by Kristine Ong Muslim
Now thirteen, Jillie moves on
(what’s left of her, anyway).

She ripples gravity
to gain an extra dimension

for her shadow-sidekick
in temperamental black.

The darkness gulps
to let them pass.
More than six hundred poems and stories by Kristine Ong Muslim have been published or are forthcoming in over two hundred journals and magazines worldwide. Her work has appeared in Bellevue Literary Review, Boxcar Poetry Review, Foliate Oak, Free Verse, GlassFire Magazine, GUD Magazine, Iota, Mastodon Dentist, Noneuclidean Café, Otoliths, The Pedestal Magazine, Poetry Midwest, PoetryRepairShop, Right Hand Pointing, Thieves Jargon, Turnrow, and Void Magazine.

© 2008, Kristine Ong Muslim