On Trauma

Michelle Raines

Bury your dead girl 

and bury them deep

Place no marker there

 

Yet,

winter’s no time  

to be digging graves

Michelle Raines has spent much of her time as a writer working on ad copy; she is now intent on carving out time for writing flash fiction, poetry, and other forms of creative writing. She is also a compulsive list maker—a ‘some of her favorite things’ list includes early summer nights in West Texas, the first sip of coffee on a dark morning, and the Oxford comma.