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Pretending to be a Volcano

He stands
and waits for her to finish waiting.

She stands
with her back turned, her shoulders hard.

She’s pretending to be a volcano,
he thinks.

She is not a volcano,
he thinks.

He stands
resenting all the ways her hair is drifting.



Author Bio

Meghan Lamb is the recipient of an MFA in Fiction from Washington University and the 2018 Philip Roth Residence in Creative Writing. She is the author of the novel Silk Flowers (Birds of Lace, 2017), the poetry chapbook Letter to Theresa (dancing girl press, 2016), and the novella Sacramento (Solar Luxuriance, 2014). Her work has been featured in DIAGRAM, Passages North, Redivider, The Collagist, Nat. Brut, Black Sun Lit, and elsewhere.