Spring 2023, Volume 34

Poetry by Elizabeth Rose

Fog on New Year

& our friends backed down
calling it too soupy for safe driving.

Bold and brazen
we switched off the headlamps

& the buttery gauze
rose like a chiffon crescendo.

Later, the porch lights
were yellow like butterscotch

ice cream in a black bowl.
You built a fire that crackled.




BIO: Elizabeth Rose’s essays have appeared or are forthcoming in Anti-Heroin Chic, the Boston Globe, New Mexico Review, The Worcester Journal and Escape by The Pathfinders Collective. She received her MFA in Creative Non-Fiction in 2019 from Lesley University. In 2020 she authored a chapter in Today's Wonder Women: Everyday Superheroes Who Are Changing the World, by Asha Dahya. She has a psychotherapy practice in Massachusetts where she lives with her husband.