bus wheels, life cycles — 
spin like history,
full three sixty.

bloodstreams, landlines — 
ropes crossed on pay cycles,
knotty trails bearing skewed titles.

burnt bridges, cloud kingdoms;
sparks, embers, smoke signals,
fervid hours drowned in distance.

Nikki is a journalist and music critic who wishes she was fluent in Spanish. Her work appears in The Citron Review, Ellipsiszine, Sublunary Review and is forthcoming in HOOT Review and LEON Literary Review. She munches trailmix and takes stunning photos when not busy writing. She tweets: @ohsashalee / See more: