New Year’s Bells

Meg Eden

The abandoned bowling alley has
one hundred and eight lanes. Unpeopled,

somewhere in the mountains, a bell
rings out the number of human vanities.

Meg Eden's work has been published in various magazines, including Rattle, Drunken Boat, Poet Lore and Gargoyle. She teaches at the University of Maryland. She has four poetry chapbooks, and her novel Post-High School Reality Quest is forthcoming from California Coldblood, an imprint of Rare Bird Lit.

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