"Loading the Stone "
by Harley Elliott

Harley Elliott is a writer and visual artist in Salina, Kansas. He is the author of a children’s book and nine collections of poetry, including Animals That Stand in Dreams and Darkness at Each Elbow (Hanging Loose Press) and The Monkey of Mulberry Pass (Woodley Press).


“You forgot your life. The weather was sweetly seductive or so fierce it squeezed everything down to footsteps and eyes. A pink and orange sky might eat your past, thunderheads float the future, darkness breathe over your shoulder. A mantra by an insect, coming stars, the shifting of owls, one hard mud footprint of a coyote’s thought, the fragmentary echo of all that came before, and you were lost in Quivira.”


--from Loading the Stone



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