Embracing the Nap (Heroine Alley V) by Sarah Ghoshal

Embracing the Nap

It’s a very long
dream. In it,
I wake up by
myself and walk
away. There is
no magic.

There is
so much time
and I’m alone.

My name is
plain, I drink
the rain, fairies
are meat for

It’s good here,
like the first day
of Spring and I
want you to keep
away, to let me
stay, but you

just have to save
me, don’t you?


Sarah Ghoshal‘s poetry has been published or is forthcoming in Arsenic Lobster, Reunion: The Dallas Review, Empty Mirror, Red Savina Review and Broad! Magazine, among others. Her chapbook, Changing the Grid, is forthcoming from Finishing Line Press. She earned her MFA from Long Island University and teaches at Montclair State University. Sarah lives in New Jersey with her husband, her ten month old daughter and her dog Comet, who flies through the air with the greatest of ease.

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