- Night in Limestone Country
Night in Limestone County
“. . . a bird lives in the neck and beats after.” —Hux Nichols
Our hands are locked. We step down the worn, carpeted steps and my face hums with heat.
The little brother and his friend snicker from the den. “We’re going on a walk,” you yell, “we’ll be right back.”
You work my arms into your alaska coat, leading me into the ink drawing outside the garage door.
We reach a path with field on either side. The grass is taller than my hips now, ghostly weeds under hot stars.
Silhouettes of horses black in the backdrop, Puffing and stamping where the grass is sparse.
You spread me on a blanket. [End Page 258]
Kwoya Fagin is a South Carolina native and MFA graduate from the University of Alabama. She is also a Cave Canem Fellow. She resides in Birmingham, Alabama.