Menagerie by Grace Phillips


You fall asleep with your nose
between pages, face down
in the carpet, Blue Dog
keeping watch on the top bunk.

Tangerine sunlight hits your
glass animals, the shark
I glued back together
for you has his fin on backwards.

You are dreaming of things
too big for your tiny hands to hold.


Grace Phillips is a 21-year-old writer and student from Danville, Indiana. She has been previously published in the Scarlet Leaf Review, Belle Ombre, the Haiku Journal, and has a short story forthcoming in the literary magazine Not One of Us. More of her work can be found on her website,

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