Two tomatoes side by side on the windowsill above the sink, where white paint curls away from the wood—lifted by dish steam as it rises each night after dinner to fog the twin windows, to bead in pearls of sweat on the slick skin of the tomatoes— one, slightly smaller than the other, during the day, together they drink the dappled light, which collects in the thinnest stretches of their skin, pools there, and illuminates their veins, two embryonic skulls resting in all of their round softness side by side on the windowsill.
Maeve Quinn is a recent graduate of Denison University living outside Chicago and teaching in special education. Over the past four years, her poetry has been published in her university’s literary journal Exile, as well as in Prairie Margins, The Sigma Tau Delta Rectangle, and the anthology Ohio’s Best Emerging Poets.
Featured artwork: Walk and Watch Mixed media on paper Mariah GW captures the dynamic, inspiring vistas of her hometown Las Vegas, Nevada. Her style of mixing figurative and abstraction shows the transformative effects on light and color within her surroundings she paints. The artist paints with acrylic, collage, and everyday found items. Instagram Mariah_GW