Demolition site

here I am
arms crossed tightly against my chest
chin resting between my wrists
marveling at the demolition site
wondering how so much emptiness could be possible
how a structure could still stand
after being destroyed, emptied, and refilled so many times.

About Emily Pinkerton

Emily Pinkerton lives and writes in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is an MFA candidate at San Francisco State University, and her poems have previously appeared in Nimbus, Kaleidoscope, and Qlub. She can be found online at and @neongolden. Her favorite color is fog.

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