There is a woman knees in the dirt digging
for potatoes in the long field of my brain,
black under her nails, an apron that was white
There is a woman finding food for her family,
saving skins, chewing on the inside of her cheek.
But we will never starve. There will always
be something we are willing to kill.
-- A. M. Brant
A. M. Brant lives in Highland Park. Her work has most recently appeared in Rhino and is forthcoming in Ninth Letter. Many writers featured in Chapter & Verse are guests of Prosody, produced by Jan Beatty and Ellen Wadey. Prosody airs every Saturday morning on 90.5 FM.