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Ann Schlotzhauer

Ann Schlotzhauer

Ann Schlotzhauer is a Kansas City native and graduate of the University of Tulsa. Her poetry, fiction, and photography can be found in Foliate Oak, Alluvian, Junto, The Wire’s Dream, Cardinal Sins, and more.


We are God’s perfect mistake

Too powerful now to destroy

Too corrupted to fix

The dog nears

The curtain closes in

When the end comes,

Will you rejoice?

Will you grieve?

Or will you merely lay down

And close your eyes?

When the end comes

And, lo, it must

Will you be ready?

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