AMP. Always Electric.

Volume 2, No. 1

At Night His Floodlight Dicks

the flagstone path
as if he can

interrogate the moon

White perimeter

The migrant wall of the spiraea
accused    His razored hedge    his
rocks securing

trained
            azalea—uniformed—

guarding the delinquencies of chicory, mint
called to whack    To warrant
in the weed
killer    My subtle grasses
annexed

Kathleen Hellen

Kathleen Hellen is the author of the collection Umberto’s Night, winner of the Jean Feldman Poetry Prize, and two chapbooks, The Girl Who Loved Mothra and Pentimento. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in American Letters and Commentary, Barrow Street, Cimarron Review, The Massachusetts Review, The Nation, North American Review, Poetry Daily, Poetry East, Prairie Schooner, the Sewanee Review, Southern Poetry Review, Tar River Poetry, and elsewhere. Recipient of the Thomas Merton poetry prize, the H.O.W. Journal poetry prize, the Washington Square Review Poetry Prize, and twice nominated for the Pushcart, she teaches in Baltimore.