Issue 7 cover

Two Reasons

by Christine Schrum

Issue 7 :: Spring 2016 (poetry)

Because I thought the cage of my ribs
restrained a mad, flapping raven
until your quiet hands
slipped through the rungs....


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"Two Reasons" is roughly 45 words.

Christine Schrum's writing has appeared in McSweeney's Internet Tendency, A Verse Map of Vancouver, Quills Canadian Poetry Magazine, The Writer, and other publications. You can find her online at, and on Twitter: @Schrumza.