Constance Malloy

Manifest Destiny

Manifest Destiny Stopping in Tucumcari was always the plan. To see do be feel nothing but the cheapest hotel sheets imaginable. To park in the big sky lot, back up close to the window, exchange cash with a weird nod to the grumpy Motel receptionist, use that ice...

My Therapist is in Love with Me (Again)

My Therapist is in Love with Me (Again)   I knew it after the first session, seeing the way his eyes swam, bulged, floated and stuck on me like leaches, absorbing every possible bit of my sweat and blood. He was the chair-facing-chair type, no desk or barrier,...

West coast

West coast Never been to the American west coast, but I went to Vancouver when I was 15 The further west I have been ( in America) is arizona, Here i am, in a little town of Iowa, where I live since several years, doing nothing really serious ,just hanging out. I meet...

List of all the Things We Got Right

You were never shy with your smile—blazing white, upright vanilla snow cones.I was a ghost on the days you looked through me, but my heart would still halt mid-clang like a dinner bell had given up, a mother aware that her kids had long run off.Unlocked windows, an...

If A took everything

she left a shell for me to sleep in. i did a baby’s crawl inside. i loved the future in which nothing was taken. once, we belonged to the earth and our return will be long-awaited. my body aches. i am reminded the ways i’ve stretched thin. i anthropomorphize the...

Static

The bedroom smells like furniture polish so                     I must’ve tossed the rags in with the sheets again. Light from the bedside table burns my fingertips....

Love Is An Umbrella Term

The lightning moves in next door. Now I am in love with the lightning’s wife. The lightning’s wife is forever poolside. The lightning and his son build a muscle car in the garage. Nothing is impossible for a willing heart. You have never seen thunder bathe in the...

Look Back

And Orpheus, leading his lovefrom the cold caves of death,might understand the way my grandmothercut credit card confettiso no one could steal her identity. How can I explain the place where she lived? The ice cream shop is cash-only,dandelions in the sidewalks,the...

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