Logs, careful traces
Of crevice brown
Along the wood, leaves
Swing autumn
Carmine, cedar, royal yellow,
Thin honey orange;
Forest, pecked trees
Toward civilization …

* poem, in its entirety, is available in the printed version of the current issue.


Mazzy Sleep is a 10-year-old from Toronto who began writing during the pandemic. She has written over 1,000 dark fantasy/horror poems and short stories, as well as two feature screenplays and a novella. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Rattle, the Margins,  Barren Magazine, Maudlin House, Defunct, Jellyfish Review, and elsewhere (see mazzysleep.com).

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