Poetry from Betsy Cornwell

Photo: Thimo Pedersen


A heavy sugar bowl.
Fresh fruit, the kind
my child likes. Not counting

money at the grocery store.
Two months’ rent paid
at once, and knowing

I will go to sleep tonight
with only my own
silence in my heart.

Betsy Cornwell is the story editor and digital editor at Parabola Magazine, a New York Times bestselling YA fantasy author, and a teacher at the National University of Ireland Galway. She is currently renovating an old knitting factory in Connemara into a childcare-inclusive arts residency for single mothers. www.betsycornwell.com

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