Breath & Shadow

A Journal of Disability Culture and Literature

Winter 2014

Volume 11 Issue 1



Breath and Shadow
Winter 2014
Volume 11, Number 1

Your hands
By Dawnell Harrison

My mind is starless and
As blank as a white wall.
The moon feigns white
Brightness and love.
I cannot trust it.

It drags the dregs
Of the sea behind it like
Dark amputations.

All night I have been
Dreaming of war.
I awake nervous and

Give me your hands,
Tender as they are.

By Dawnell Harrison

My smile fell into the garden of vegetables.
It is of no use.
I did not retrieve it like a dog –
now I look like everyone else –
think of it as
a gift to be so ordinary and following
in a footfall of echoes.
I am
mooing now and following the herd.  How fine it is to be as dumb as a

Dawnell Harrison has been published in over 100 magazines and journals including The Endicott Review, The Journal, Mad Swirl, Fowl Feathered Review, Jellyfish Whispers, The Bitchin' Kitsch, Vox Poetica, The Tower Journal, Queen's Quarterly, and many others. 

Also, Dawnell has had 4 books of poetry published through reputable publishers titled Voyager, The maverick posse, The fire behind my eyes, and The love death.  Furthermore, she possesses a BA from The University of Washington.

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