Use of Spies

Upright and sleepless,
having watched three bad movies,
I am flying across the ocean to see you.

I am a warrior and nothing will stop me,
although in the event both passport control
and a stoned cabbie from Haiti will give it a go,

but I meant to mention something else.

Just before dinner I woke in mid-air,
opened the shutter and saw the sun rising.
Light swung over the clouds like a boom.

The way it broke continually from blue
to white was beautiful, like some fabled
giant wave that people travel years to catch.

I thought I’ll have to try and tell you that.


Megan Milks is the author of Margaret and the Mystery of the Missing Body (Feminist Press, 2021), a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award in transgender fiction, as well as Slug and Other Stories and Remember the Internet: Tori Amos Bootleg Webring.

Read Full Biography
Back to previous

You May Also Like





An Interview with Doseone Copy

Adam Drucker, better known by the alias Doseone, has said his initial attraction to rap was as much about the……



An image of Susan Straight was uploaded to the website in 2013. My mother was so grief-stricken when President……

related articles

The Process: Jimmy Robert

Morrie Turner and the Kids

Kalahari Hopscotch

articles about Archive

Hold On

March 7, 2022

Yellow Faces

March 7, 2022

Bijan Stephen – Side Quest Issue 139

March 7, 2022

Songs in the Key of Childhood

March 7, 2022

I Can’t Wait to Get Started

March 7, 2022