Fever Dream

by Amy Jarvis

body as bad omen, pray & plead for absolution

in the intervals. I am heartbreak, an

eclipse, divining rod.

for devastation. born as electricity,

flickers bend &

break & bargain

hands turned holy,

an offering, distraction for diffusion,

light as antonym for ache.



Amy Jarvis majors in creative writing and originally hails from Rhode Island. She’s a poet, a lover of light, and a hopeless romantic, although not necessarily in that order.