Amy Bennett-Zendzian

Photopsia, brightblack, between
me and the words. Sparks dive
but do not illuminate.
A scintillating castle haunts my vision, just out
of reach. I can
almost get
there when I
hold up a sheet of snow white paper…

Dig up the key and the box.

The dove gets my
right eye, this time.
It splits.
It’s sharp
it shimmers.

Amy Bennett-Zendzian is a Lecturer in Writing at Boston University, where she teaches courses on fairy tales. Her poetry and stories have been published in Gingerbread House Literary Magazine, Enchanted Conversation, and NonBinary Review, and her short plays and radio plays have been produced around the Boston area. Follow @FairyTalePapers.