Emerging from Broken

Sometimes in the night I count
the embraces that never come.
   I call them perfect.
Even while they shatter
   like anything else’s

Ariana Den Bleyker is a Pittsburgh native who currently resides in Upstate New York. She is the author of five chapbooks and two collections. She is also the founder of ELJPublications, LLC and editor-in-chief of Emerge Literary Journal and scissors & spackle. She can be found at www.arianaddenbleyker.com