Wednesday 20 April 2016

1 Poem by Tim Staley

Stalled Ink 

At the grocery store Lois searches
in her wallet, her pockets, her planner,
her purse, her phone…
The girl at the register
eats Flammin' hot Cheetos.
Her fingertips are stained bright red. 

What Lois searches for
bleeds through the paper and the paper
has faded away. 


Tim Staley was born in Montgomery, Alabama, in 1975. He completed a Poetry MFA from New Mexico State University in 2004. His first full-length volume of poetry is forthcoming from Pski’s Porch Publishing. His chapbooks are available for purchase at the Grandma Moses Press online store. Journal publications include Border Senses, Cacti Fur, Canary, Chiron Review, Circumference, Coe Review, Malpais Review, Magnapoets, RHINO: The Poetry Forum, and Sin Fronteras . His hobbies include thinking, taquitos, and waiting. Actually, just taquitos. He lives with his wife and daughter in Las Cruces, New Mexico. 

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