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.