Mary Mills is a teacher of world languages. She has translated poetry from German to English, and her work, Voices of Theresienstadt, has appeared in Pacific Coast Philology. She also dabbles in poetry forms. Her version of an extended haiku is on as “Winter Solstice at Newgrange.” Her sestina, “SOMA” has appeared in The Potomac: A Journal of Poetry and Politics.


Trigger Warning

We bought his mind at a garage sale.
It can jump from one thing to the
next, unlike most of the stale junk
spread over what used to be America’s
manicured lawn, and now it consumes
the country whole, retching from
a growing dump, an aggressive
yawn from a cancerous lump.

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