Carpenter ants picked the T-bone clean.
The dog’s leash tautened toward
a square of sun.
A hallway lamp wavered.
Slice of lit motes through
the cracked bedroom door.
Her slipper under the bed, another on the armchair.
On the shell comb, a
Angela Narciso Torres is the author of Blood Orange (Aquarius Press, 2013), winner of the Willow Books Literature Award for Poetry. She is the recipient of fellowships from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Illinois Arts Council, and the Ragdale Foundation. She is the poetry editor at RHINO and a publicity coordinator for Woman Made Gallery Literary Events. She lives in South Florida.