At the Gala, Keeping My Distance

At the Gala, Keeping My Distance

when you looked at me I felt like a fly falling into 

a cut-glass punchbowl. As I drowned,

the shimmers danced in my fragmented


Maria S. Picone

Maria S. Picone has an MFA from Goddard College. She’s interested in adoptee issues, exile, belonging, and identity. Her poetry and translations appear in Homestead Review, the Able Muse, and Route 7 Review. Her Twitter is @mspicone, and her website is


  1. Bravo, Maria. Micro fiction with heart and swerve.

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