Caryl Pagel's poems have recently appeared in Gulf Coast, Gut Cult, notnostrums, Tarpaulin Sky, and Thermos. She works for the Iowa Summer Writing Festival and is currently pursuing a PhD at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. A chapbook of her work, Visions, Crisis Apparitions, and Other Exceptional Experiences, was published last spring by Factory Hollow Press.
Detritus Scree Sand-rough Seed Pine needles—
a sign—see? Fortunate or not we slip
into the future changed What trace—remains?