“Indistinguishable” by Nicole Gentry gouache and ink on paper. 8x10”

by Nicole Gentry
gouache and ink on paper. 8x10”




What does one do with nothing
news when those who know close in

So sorry So sorry in my body

that blighted balloon doesn’t belong

sorry it’s science a setback it sucks

silver sphere slowed
stopped see

sonogram reveals nothing
a bubble
no silvery slick baby

beginning surrounded by black
ovaries my other organs obfuscated

inside I sleep the surgeon spreads

my legs slips out the orb

see nothing here no sound still

Amy Lee Heinlen’s first chapbook, All Else Falls to Shadow, is forthcoming from Dancing Girl Press in fall 2018. You can read her poems at Academy of American PoetsRogue Agent, Pittsburgh City Paper, Nasty Women Poets: An Anthology of Subversive Verse, and elsewhere. In 2016, she was awarded an Academy of American Poets University and College prize and the Best Thesis in Poetry prize from Chatham University where she earned her MFA in Creative Writing and publishing. She is a proud member of the Madwomen in the Attic writing workshops in Pittsburgh, PA.