The Theory of Electromagnetism

The Theory of Electromagnetism

 You see fog and a long commute and I
 see water towers climbing skyward
 and disappearing. You see a tree
               missing most of its leaves
 and I see a birch
               adorned by blackbirds.
 You see power lines
 and I see twilight clinging to itself.
 You see a cardinal and call it
 a representative and I say visitant
 and eventually we agree on angel.

Kate Wylie is a softball coach and writer living in St. Louis, Missouri. She graduated from Webster University in 2018 and is currently pursuing her M.F.A. at the University of Missouri in St. Louis. Her work has previously appeared in Visitant Lit and Sublunary Review, with more forthcoming in 2River View.

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