Construction Literary Magazine

Fall 2020

furnaces; islands

furnaces; islands
Photograph via Unsplash by Amruth Pillai.
furnaces

One winter                       baby there was a three-
day ice storm, and              we kept       going
fireplaces
                  heated by kerosene

Source: L’Engle, Madeleine. Two-Part Invention: the Story of a Marriage (Crosswicks Journal Bk. 4), by Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1988, p. 158    

islands

There were no “beautiful people”
                                                         in
                                                            desolation
                                                          we sailed
                                                                  the water
                                                                        accustomed
to

dislocation

Source: L’Engle, Madeleine. Two-Part Invention: the Story of a Marriage (Crosswicks Journal Bk. 4), by Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1988, p. 6