A hunger, but there is only dust.

Our brown fingers make figure eights

on the pantry’s shelves.

Shirley Jones-Luke lives in Boston, Mass. She has an MA in
English from UMass Boston and an MFA in Creative Writing
from Emerson College. Her work focuses on memoir and
poetry. She has attended workshops at Colgate University,
Hurston/Wright, Tin House, Breadloaf and VONA. Shirley is a
Graduate Fellow at The Watering Hole Poetry Retreat. She is
currently working on a manuscript entitled "Em/body."
by Shirley Jones-Luke
MAY 2019