Quake Circle by Victoria Heartwood
palm beats skin stretched over red clay skin yields to the crack of the palm of the stick of the smack here, the anvil there, the hammer oh, the snare what we hear we don’t always feel earth rumbles sweet hollow tensile steel drumming down skin supple beneath a bed of rubble
Victoria Heartwood's fiction and poetry have been published in various literary magazines, including Washington Square, Belletrist (Pushcart nomination), Spectrum, Funicular Magazine, 580 Split, and more. She holds a master's degree in fiction, a doctorate in higher education with a focus on embodied learning, and currently works full-time as a writer. Find Victoria on Twitter, @DoveVictoria, and Instagram, @victoria.heartwood.