Publication: August 1, 2015 [125 copies]
Cover art by Sam Brown. Cover design by Valerie Dueñas
Matthew Wimberley is a native of North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains. A finalist for the 2012 Narrative 30 Below Contest, his writing has appeared or is forthcoming in The Greensboro Review, The Missouri Review, Narrative, Orion, The Paris-American, Poet Lore, Puerto del Sol, Rattle, and Verse Daily. Wimberley received his MFA from NYU where he worked with children at St. Mary’s Hospital as a Starworks Fellow.
Wreckage of the Moon
The field needs no elegy,
veiled in night’s black feathers.
Frost melting in an upturned snail shell
reflects the dark sky–
how it moves through the trees
and the cold blades of my body.
A bay horse raises one hoof
bringing with it a thread of shadow–
lifting it into himself. Exiled
moonlight sinks into the bare cisterns
of earth. It begins
a quiet disappearance