Rabbit in the Road

Angela Voras-Hills

Blood spooling away from its head,
the threads collecting in a pool
on the center line. There was nowhere
we could look without seeing it. It continued
spilling out like oil, and I began to regret
walking —your little hand holding
a dish of blue moon, my heavy cone
of rocky road. It had grown dark. I pointed up
toward Ursula, but we were barefoot and couldn’t ignore
the blood rising over the curb, onto the sidewalk:
it was slick between our toes, sticking
to the arches our feet—we had to watch
our step. Ahead of us lay a path
of infinite bridges. We crossed one
after the other, following red tracks
left to dry and finally found our house:
the door left open, hallway walls covered
in the blue light of the moon.

 
 
Angela Voras-Hills

Angela Voras-Hills

Angela Voras-Hills holds an MFA from UMass-Boston and has received awards from The Sustainable Arts Foundation, Key West Literary Seminar, and The Writers' Room of Boston. Her work has appeared in Kenyon Review Online, Hayden's Ferry Review, New Ohio Review, and Best New Poets, among other journals and anthologies. She is co-founder of Arts + Literature Laboratory in Madison, WI, and lives with her family in Milwaukee.