local_library Remodeling

by Holly Day

Published in Issue No. 4 ~ July, 1996

They have repainted the walls
of my new apartment, painted
over the cellophane bodies
of insects still clinging
to the opaque white primer

I can see them twitching
through the eggshell gloss
their wings beating fierce
to crack through the prison
of knickknacks and bookshelves and new furniture
I direct the moving men to crush them
flat, into the wood

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Holly Day lives in Daytona Beach, Florida, with three cats, a man, and a new baby (Wolfegang Lauffer Day, b. Dec 20, 1995). Her poetry and fiction have appeared in over 600 publications internationally, most recently in Literatia Macabre, Speer Presents, and Old Crow.