Rabbit and Rose

beaded rabbit

At the Edge of Drowning

I've been thinking about her in the bathtub lately,
her tiny brown arms in the middle of the storm;
she's resting, against my flawed brown body
she's so strong, but we could drown
as easily as any child,
against any shoulder,
taken up against
any arm, and
out of the water,
tiny oceans
full of thunder,
so much
at the edge
of drowning.

Erika T. Wurth

contents of issue 9

Silver Shower of Stars
Stephanie JT Russell

At the Edge of Drowning
Erika T. Wurth

Pennie Opal Plant

Ofi' Tohbi'
Jenny L. Davis

Linda Rodriguez

The Shell Seekers
Susan Deer Cloud

At Water Village
Kimberly Weiser

The ridiculous optimious of the Daffodil
Zigi Lowenberg

Howard Miller

Land of Water
Suha Hassan

Redding Road
Jabez Churchill

Erika T. Wurth Biography

Erika T. Wurth's is the author of the novel Crazy Horse's Girlfriend. Her collection of poetry, Indian Trains, was published by West End Press. Her work has appeared in numerous journals, including Boulevard, Fiction, Pembroke, Florida Review, Stand, Cimarron Review, The Cape Rock, Southern California Review, and Drunken Boat. She teaches creative writing at Western Illinois University and she's been a guest writer at the Institute of American Indian Arts. She's Apache/Chickasaw/Cherokee and was raised outside of Denver.