swirling shrapnel, dizzy yellow to the knee, to the ground—
the man who raped me wore a yellow shirt.
-- Alicia Elkort’s poetry has appeared in AGNI, Arsenic Lobster, Black Lawrence Press, Califragile, Georgia Review, Heron Tree, Hunger Journal, Menacing Hedge, Rogue Agent, Stirring: A Literary Collection, Tinderbox Poetry Journal and many others. Alicia's poems have been nominated for the Orisons Anthology (2016) and the Pushcart (2017). She lives in California and will go to great lengths for an honest cup of black tea and a cool breeze.