Winter Melt Issue 2009
On evenings, the old lady walks
on a sidewalk. Her slow steps
cover distance, a line. Often,
she cuts the line, in the middle,
through its heart. As always, there's
no bleeding. Habit has drained
all blood out. And she has
been able to sleep well, in these walks,
without bothering to close her
eyes, into the night.
Michael Caylo-Baradi works in Southern California. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Kartika Review, Tertulia Magazine, elimae, Zygote in My Coffee, Underground Voices, Galatea Resurrects, XCP: Streetnotes, and PopMatters.