Between the Wars
by Emily Pinkerton
Holes in the sagebrush steppe:
a topography of loss and abstraction.
We had no heat that winter,
I went to work just to keep warm.
White wildflowers grew out of the cliffside,
a ledge of tiny flags.
Emily Pinkerton lives and writes in the San Francisco Bay Area. She holds an MFA from San Francisco State University, and her writing has previously appeared in ZYZZYVA, Juked, BlazeVOX, Foglifter, and Berkeley Poetry Review, among others. Emily is the author of three chapbooks: Natural Disasters (Hermeneutic Chaos Press, 2016), Bloom (Alley Cat Press, 2018) and Adaptations (Nomadic Press, 2018). She was a 2020 Fellow at The Writers Grotto, and a 2017-2018 Writer in Residence at Alley Cat Books in San Francisco. More of Emily's publications can be found at thisisemilypinkerton.tumblr.com, on twitter (@neongolden), or on instagram (@thisisemilypinkerton).