I Am Fingers, by A.J. Huffman

I Am Fingers
by A.J. Huffman

crossed, symbolic
motion of desperation,
of a hand in need
of something, anything
real(ly). I am empty
prayer, hollow words
spoken with little hope
and even less belief.
I am bare(ly) going
through the ritualistic motions
that promise nothing but
another waking into another
desperate tomorrow.

A.J. Huffman has published thirteen full-length poetry collections, fourteen solo poetry chapbooks and one joint poetry chapbook through various small presses. Her most recent releases, Degeneration (Pink Girl Ink), A Bizarre Burning of Bees (Transcendent Zero Press), and Familiar Illusions (Flutter Press) are now available from their respective publishers. She is a five-time Pushcart Prize nominee, a two-time Best of Net nominee, and has published over 2500 poems in various national and international journals, including Labletter, The James Dickey Review, The Bookends Review, Bone Orchard, Corvus Review, EgoPHobia, and Kritya. She is also the founding editor of Kind of a Hurricane Press. http://www.kindofahurricanepress.com.

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