Alicia Mountain
Alicia Mountain This is Alicia Mountain's first publication of poetry. Her work has appeared on the podcast, "Story Tapes," and is forthcoming in Sporadicus. She will be attending the MFA program at the University of Montana this fall.

(The most elegant way to win)

The most elegant way to win was to quit. She asked will you meet me in the tunnel? I answered, nothing and yes.                              ° If stones began so wide we had no sight of their beginnings — The name for an always shrinking absence.                [Parabolic, asymptotic] I don’t know;                [Walking at the...

(I began to see)

I began to see it wouldn’t be so bad when Sarah said, This will be a life’s work. My god. I am so scared of the years. I see you grinning but you are burying your joy. Doubt follows me around like a skinny dog. The task itself is the soft-eyed mule...