by a contributor

Andrea Rogers

“It’s just something about Ohio,”
he said. “Nothing works the way
it should up here.”

Like her picture. It fades
in and out and sometimes
he can’t see it at all.

Features swim
between the tree line
and the highway,

the grass of her forehead,
the gathering clouds
of her cheekbones,

the double yellow lines
of her legs, uncrossed,
stretching onward.

Andrea Rogers is a musician and a Ph.D. Poetry student at Georgia State University. Her work appears in Odradek, The 11th Hour, and elsewhere. She and her band, Night Driving in Small Towns, have appeared in features by Rolling Stone and NPR.

Also check out Andrea’s poem When I Was Seventeen and her 5 Things You Should Read in our ongoing contributors’ series.