Issue #2: April 5th, Juliet Degree

April 5th

Perfect exposure
clear light on my skin
but I worry about her
and what lies within.

Dogs tied to doorways induce fear
by supernatural signs tied to my neck.

Eyes heavy-lidded with productivity;
why are other hands less calloused?

I think of the dying trees
the lack of vision
in my enlightened skin

I am haunted by my grandmother’s caramels.

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Juliet Degree is a Vermont native artist. She is a Photography major at Lesley University College of Art and Design (formally the Art Institute of Boston). She has previously been published in the first volume of Maps for Teeth magazine and on The Quiet Life photography page. She is currently working as a darkroom lab assistant. She resides in Brighton, Massachusetts.
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