Michal (Mitak) Mahgerefteh is an award-winning poet and artist from Virginia. She is the author of four poetry collections and the editor and publisher of Poetica Magazine. Her collage mixed media and digital art have been been published in print and electronically and exhibited in the US in galleries, art centers, and museums. Michal is currently developing a new iPad painting technique by using only one artist application on her iPad. More of her work can be viewed at www.michalmahgerefteh.com.
The orange juice is grey. My father keeps
calling me Mary. (His youngest sister’s name.)
Every five minutes the newsprint swirls
beneath his eyes. We look away, out
the kitchen windows to the aftertaste
of snow along the sidewalk. Gravel, rock
salt, and the rust-edged grass between the cracks… Read more