Mothman by Michelle Engel

Black and white

graphite sketches

with a pop of red

for your glowing

compound eyes.

Furred wings

silent in the night,

torso hard, carapace-

like. Did you collapse

the Silver Bridge? Or

were you but a

harbinger, the first if

not the last sign to

foreshadow doom

among the stars of

the Point Pleasant

skies? 


Michelle Engel received her Master’s in English from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. Both her visual and written work reflect a fascination with mythology and folklore. Her flash fiction piece “The Tall Man” recently appeared in the Bangalore Review, and some of her art and poetry will be featured in upcoming editions of Glassworks Magazine and SageWoman Magazine, respectively.

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