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Molly Fuller

Mofuller_molly-3.jpglly Fuller is the author of the prose poetry collection, For Girls Forged by Lightning: Prose & Other Poems (All Nations Press), and two chapbooks, The Neighborhood Psycho Dreams of Love (Cutty Wren Press) and Tender the Body (Spare Change Press). Her sequence Hold Your Breath was included in Nothing to Declare: A Guide to the Flash Sequence (White Pine Press). Her prose poems and micro fictions have appeared in several journals and anthologies including 100 Word Story, Blue Earth Review, Dressing Room Poetry Journal, Hot Metal Bridge, Kestrel, MadHatLit, NANO Fiction, The Oklahoma Review, and The Potomac. She has been recognized as a Finalist for the Key West Literary Seminar Emerging Writer Award and as a Semi-Finalist for The Florida Review’s Jeanne Leiby Memorial Chapbook Award. Fuller is also the co-editor of the book Community Boundaries and Border Crossings: Critical Essays on Ethnic Women Writers, co-editor at The Raymond Carver Review and Director of the International Raymond Carver Society. She received her MFA from Sarah Lawrence College and is currently a doctoral candidate in the Literature program at Kent State University.

Sara Says Ghosts Are Real

I feel her body leave my body
and we’re the ghosts here now

All the trees and the ground are scorched

Our cancer cells are most likely increasing
Our skin is tender on the forest floor

Our bodies are tinder among sticks

We are slowly trying to forget
metastasizing cells

Our white skin shines in the dark

I feel her body leave her own body
and we are ghosts

Every tree is burning

Leaves are fire orange, the sky is smoke
Pine needles whisper past our faces

The tears, the rain, the mud, the ghosts
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