Lisa Sultani earned her MA in Library and Information Studies from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. She now lives in Atlanta, which she likely doesn’t take advantage of. Her poems are included or forthcoming in Delta Poetry Review, CERASUS, J Journal and The Talon Review, among others.


Trigger Warning

I walk quickly inside a lantern’s wall
my own fingers struck one hundred matches to the flame
and, everything has an origin
This I am taught later
with my head positioned so I cannot turn away

The matchbox for instance
constructed from the plum trees in my
uncle’s garden
I am taught again
you can fall off a roof in more than one direction.

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