A Fragment from the Book of Adam

The pages of our book separate in the uptick gust of a wooded fireplace […] how she would part her hair, 2:3 (see diagram below) before helping me to name the animals: rhinoceros […] osprey, ostrich […] and then leaning hard against my lower rib […] Sieve […] At least I think that was her name.

This is an original publication.

Anthony Opal has recent work in Softblow, Country Music, and [PANK]. He lives in Chicago, where he is an MFA candidate at Northwestern University and poetry editor for The Economy. Anthony’s “Hawk and Me” is also in Reprint.

Object(s) to bring back to life: “Mercury thermometer.”