Academic journal article English Journal


Academic journal article English Journal


Article excerpt

She feels comforted by the way

a sharp #2 nestles in her fingers as

she fills in a bubble, the way she

can make each one perfect, blow

away the crumbly residue, erase

around the borderline. She sends

a gust across the answer sheet

again, because she is a moody Celtic

goddess tossing a destructive

and cleansing storm into the world.

And she likes her power to turn

the white space black, not black, really,

but dark, like a portal to someplace

else, so dark the space shines, more

brightly even than the surrounding

light. But there is no portal and when

she becomes aware again, returns to

where she is, when the second hand, red

and sharp, cuts another swath around

and then another, her own hands begin

to tremble, her mouth purses. …

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