“Propitiation #2” © Bonnie Matthews Brock


It’s Just a Vaccine

as I stand
with the procession
an oddity
as if-
I’ve come
to pay my respects

with a pitiless wind
whipping my back
telling me
I have no control

surely I can stop
the chatter
of my teeth! (no)


Sharon Ferrante is an emerging poet from New York, a Witch busy casting spells and feeding parchment with poetry.

Bonnie Matthews Brock is a Florida-based photographer, as well as a school psychologist. Her images have been published in Ibbetson Street Press, The Somerville Times, and Oddball Magazine.