History

Hi, story!
His story.
His store.
Hissed.
Hissed or missed.
Mist story, mystery. My story?
Stories of stories stored in the story store.

H. Aitch. Ache. Ache + I = story.
Aye. Eye to my eye. I as in is. (Ms, not his.)
Who tore the story?
Y?

Thorny, hissy.
Restore the story. His.
Hiss.

Return to hi.
Hi, story!
Repeat when necessary.

It’s always necessary.

 

 

 

 

Sara Backer’s first book of poetry, Such Luck (Flowstone Press 2019), follows two poetry chapbooks: Scavenger Hunt (dancing girl press) and Bicycle Lotus (Left Fork). Her honors include a prize in the 2019 Plough Poetry Prize Competition, nine Pushcart nominations, and fellowships from the Norton Island and Djerassi resident artist programs. She holds an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Art and reads for The Maine Review. Recent and forthcoming publications include Cider Press Review, Tar River Poetry, DMQ Review, Slant, and Kenyon Review.