Reading Adrienne Rich in Late December in Vermont, High on Cold and Flu Medications and Brokenhearted 

Amanda Leahy

Room, crisis, trophies, bird-



walls, everything 

severed: Tell me,


who would live 

in this place


without some kind of



or, at least, a dream 

in the shape of one?

Amanda Leahy is a native of Lowell, Massachusetts. She is currently an MFA candidate at Vermont College of Fine Arts and lives in Montpelier, Vermont. Her work has appeared in Thin Air, Crack the Spine, Pithead Chapel, and elsewhere.