Minimally at Best • Mercedes Lawry

Fiction, short and shorter.
From phrase to word, now
idiot letters on the fly.
Pure thought struck through
with mathematics, glib
but practical. Rumor
was in exile with servants.
It was far from punishment
as things at home fell to dust.


Mercedes Lawry has published her work in Poetry, Rhino, Puerto del Sol, Folio, New Madrid, Seattle Review, and Nimrod. Her chapbook “There are Crows in My Blood” was published by Pudding House in 2007 and her chapbook, “Happy Darkness” was released by Finishing Line Press this past summer.