Queen Mary, by Megan Merchant

We hit a gale during the night—remember

when we used to drive fast over sudden rises

in the road to make the people in the backseat

scream? Well, last night was just like that only

over and over, a sideways motion along with it.


Megan Merchant (she/her) owns the editing, manuscript consultation, and mentoring business Shiversong and is the author of four full-length collections. The latest, Before the Fevered Snow, was released at the start of the pandemic (Stillhouse Press). She is the editor of Pirene’s Fountain. You can find her at meganmerchant.wix.com/poet.