Dear G –
I envy your shadow,
that lucky darkness you allow to be
your silent companion. It’s constant
contact and synchronicity of movement.
The less perfect half of a match
set, elevated by its sheer proximity to you.
A.J. Huffman has published thirteen full-length poetry collections, fourteen solo poetry chapbooks and one joint poetry chapbook through various small presses. Her most recent releases, The Pyre On Which Tomorrow Burns (Scars Publications), Degeneration(Pink Girl Ink), A Bizarre Burning of Bees(Transcendent Zero Press), and Familiar Illusions(Flutter Press) are now available from their respective publishers. She is a five-time Pushcart Prize nominee, a two-time Best of Net nominee, and has published over 2600 poems in various national and international journals, including Labletter, The James Dickey Review, The Bookends Review, Bone Orchard, Corvus Review, EgoPHobia, and Kritya. She is the founding editor of Kind of a Hurricane Press.