Tracy Mishkin

The sky grays into the same
smudged fingerprint.

The heat kicks on. Soon the skin
by my thumbnail will crack.

The moon will stick
to branches without leaves.

is the rain that falls all day.

Tracy Mishkin is a call center veteran with a PhD and an MFA student in Creative Writing at Butler University. Her chapbook, I Almost Didn't Make It to McDonald's, was published by Finishing Line Press in 2014. Her second chapbook, The Night I Quit Flossing, is forthcoming from Five Oaks Press this fall.


  1. very nice and true imagery

  2. So beautiful, gave me chills.

  3. Lovely poem – thankyou – pensive in the midst of these trying tines

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