Poetry: Lisa Hiton
Lisa Hiton received her MFA in poetry from Boston University in 2011. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Hayden’s Ferry Review, The Cortland Review, Linebreak, Indiana Review, and Redivider among others. She has received fellowships from the New York State Summer Writers Institute and the MU Writing Workshops in Thassos. She is a current nominee for the Pushcart Prize.
You wear a yellow bathing suit
You leave the butter melting on the stove
sizzling in the kitchen.
We are standing
door and sunlight.
You take the burrs out of my skin.
They’re made of ice.
You say are you alright? I look at your hand:
all the things that sting me
in your palm
then on the floor.
The little holes in my arm still burn.
Shh, shh… you say and touch my arm—
in the bathing suit the butter
burning in the pan.
“Tuesday” first appeared in Indiana Review.