Due to Some Fault Either in Transmission or Reception

BY Laura LeHew

call her fatal call her a flaw
a tantrum painted pregnant
with an electrical potential difference
a monologue that would defy gravity
she was the solar opposite of camouflage
the drone of the engravers’ roulette
a ragged edge nimbus
that always yields rain
a makeshift salvage that no jigsaw could penetrate
the hem of her prodigal heart
just waiting to whisper in your ear
a hard but juicy kiss the voltage
the flash of skin the rending
the rattle of clothes
the effect that could no longer withstand
to be worn


Laura LeHew is an award winning poet with 250 poems appearing over 100 national and international journals and anthologies such as Alehouse, Eating Her Wedding Dress: A Collection of Clothing Poems from Ragged Sky Press, Filling Station, Gargoyle Magazine, Pank, Perceptions, and the 2010 edition of the Syracuse Cultural Workers’ Women Artists Datebook. Her chapbook, Beauty, was published by Tiger’s Eye Press in 2009 is in its 3rd printing. Laura received her MFA in writing from the California College of the Arts, writing residencies from Soapstone and the Montana Artists Refuge, interned for CALYX Journal and was nominated for a Pushcart prize. She edits Uttered Chaos.