Issue Thirty-Eight - Summer 2021

“Take your broken heart and make it into art” — Carrie Fisher

By Jessica Dubey

	Make wallpaper of your greatest losses,

the smallest saved to decoupage

a Pandora-proof box

	Sew a quilt from a sundress

tattered at the hem like a failed affair

or the first pair of shorts you ever bled through

	Pen a one-woman play,

scream your lines through acts one and two

	Fold old love letters

into doves and cranes, dare them

to fly away

	Paint the ceiling with blue eyeshadow

and ruined mascara

	Make confetti out of rejection,

become the rapturous wind

Copyright 2021 Dubey