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buttons I keep

by Laine Derr |

I still have glimpses of her – mouth wiped on a soiled sleeve, snow falling on a February day, trees etched on a blouse of blue

buttons I keep like a lost eye – a jar next to a jar filled w/ white.

| Laine Derr holds an MFA from Northern Arizona University and has published interviews with Carl Phillips, Ross Gay, Ted Kooser, and Robert Pinsky. Recent work has appeared or is forthcoming from The Phillips Collection, ZYZZYVA, Portland Review, Chapter House, Prairie Schooner, and elsewhere. Laine lives in a landscape, free and quiet.

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