by Alexis Rhone Fancher

I am ice
I am water
I am frost
cut by glass
I am a
whistle thru my teeth
I lose my hat
My eyes are locked
my bones are soup
I am stone
I am mad
I stare out. broken.

“shadowed” is based on “I Am a Shadow” by Diane di Prima.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Writer/photographer Alexis Rhone Fancher is a member of Jack Grapes’ L.A. Poets & Writers Collective. Her work has been published or is forthcoming in RATTLE, BoySlut, The Mas Tequila Review, The Juice Bar, Cultural Weekly, High Coupe, Gutter Eloquence Magazine, Tell Your True Tale, The Good Men Project, Bare Hands, 100-Word Stories, The Poetry Super Highway, Le Zaporogue, numerous anthologies, and blogs. Her photographs have been published worldwide, including on the covers of Witness and The Mas Tequila Review. In 2013, she was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She is poetry editor of Cultural Weekly. Visit her at