Poetry by Lee Potts: Crypto

Crypto

Soot from fire-smudged
pot bottoms, dust from
the backroom door lintel,
and varnish from the bent
wicker breakfast tray, scraped off,
and compacted into a coin

to purchase that stretch of creek
where water often parts,
where stone splits into caves
when the one asking is innocent,
and where fey ice, bearing weight,
cracks and whispers.

Bio: Lee Potts is the author of the chapbook And Drought Will Follow and is poetry editor at Barren Magazine. His work has appeared in Rust + Moth, Whale Road Review, UCity Review, Parentheses Journal, Firmament, Moist Poetry Journal, and elsewhere. He lives just outside of Philadelphia. He’s @LeePottsPoet on Twitter.

By davidlonan1

David writes poetry, short stories, and writings that'll make you think or laugh, provoking you to examine images in your mind. To submit poetry, photography, art, please send to feversofthemind@gmail.com. Twitter: @davidLOnan1 + @feversof Facebook: DavidLONan1

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