A.J. Huffman



The Stars are Watching

I can feel the blind eyes of night burning
this bed.  They believe I am as empty
as the sheets that cover me.  Wrinkled and unmade,
our communal flaws are amplified
under night’s harsh light.  I glare back,
spit my wishes in spite.  I know they will not be
granted.  I only want the echo of my lips
to haunt their hollow stares till dawn.




A.J. Huffman has published twelve solo chapbooks and one joint chapbook through various small presses.  Her new poetry collections, Another Blood Jet (Eldritch Press), A Few Bullets Short of Home (mgv2>publishing), Butchery of the Innocent (Scars Publications), Degeneration (Pink Girl Ink) and A Bizarre Burning of Bees (Transcendent Zero Press) are now available from their respective publishers and amazon.com.  She is a four-time Pushcart Prize nominee, a two-time Best of Net nominee, and has published over 2400 poems in various national and international journals, including Labletter, The James Dickey Review, Bone Orchard, EgoPHobia, and Kritya.  She is also the founding editor of Kind of a Hurricane Press.  www.kindofahurricanepress.com.

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