Full Clouds

︎︎︎ C. James
︎ NOV 8, 2021

Threw my ring into a stream

hoping for a bob to catch

And later we went home

And spilled whatever serotonin
     We had bottled

All over the bedsheets
     In your room

While the full clouds
     rolled on around the bend

with a nod in our direction

C. James
was born in Texas in 1991. Raised in California, he moved to New York after schooling and pursued various jobs. The pieces here are from an unpublished collection, A Fish Fry at the Elk Club. It was written over winter from a small home in the Hudson Valley, where he lives and works as a cook.

Also by James: The Chilopod 

Read more of his work in Issue 1.