Speak Work to Leisure – Laura Carter

after poverty
the night opens up—
a shift dress is a vessel
of new letters
in silver—
though I fished here
I was once a saint of light—

where the two meet, there’s a suture—


Laura Carter lives in Atlanta, Georgia, where she co-curates the Sun & Moon Presents reading series. She has recent work in Untitled Country Review and work is forthcoming in Hambone and TYPO.