“You Are/No Longer,” a poem by Shannon Hearn

how much
does it hurt when you run
over a shadow
over your own
shadow. is it too heavy
too much sinking in-
to the ground i’m asking
where does it hurt and when
does it know you are making it
more heavy
on purpose

Shannon Hearn is a recent graduate of the University of Connecticut where she studied Journalism and English with a concentration in creative writing. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming with 3:AM Magazine, Big Lucks, cream city review, Juked, and others.

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