Feel Better

By Mary Ann Samyn

It was raining on the other mountain

like a preview of a movie I’d watch soon.

The clouds smudged, like mascara.

The wind grew very important. The day

had not yet been assigned a permanent value

and I meant to offer some resistance.


Mary Ann Samyn is the author of six collections of poetry—most recently Air, Light, Dust, Shadow, Distance, winner of the 2017 42 Miles Press Prize, and My Life in Heaven, winner of the 2012 FIELD Prize. She teaches in the MFA program at West Virginia University.

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