April Michelle Bratten

 
Pockets

Words are pockets. They carry the past in a nutshell,
like a wad of useless lint, a couple of pennies, maybe a
dime, or that single button, still plastic-wrapped,
that no one ever bothered to stitch back on.



Copyright 2010 April Michelle Bratten




 
April Michelle Bratten is a writer currently living in North Dakota. 

She co-edits the online literary journal Up the Staircase and has recently appeared in erbacce, Istanbul Literary Review, and Pot Luck Magazine.