The idea of

something takes.




You eat of the fish.

You eat of the fish.

You eat of the whale.




Is it the idea

you want or

the magic, which

is the opposite

of the idea?




You photograph.

You photograph well.




Somehow, you know

you weren’t called

to anything. You


enter the fish. You eat.




But why?

Laura Carter is a writer and poet living in Atlanta, where she completed her MFA in 2007. She has published several chapbooks since then, including three with Dancing Girl Press and a handful of others with other small presses. She lives in the suburbs these days.