Consider the Scale

Poetry by Mary Rose Manspeaker

A whale's tail fin in water.

Screenshot used to preserve formatting. Image links to accessible Google doc.

Mary Rose Manspeaker was born and raised in West Virginia. They currently live in Brooklyn, where they work for independent publisher Three Rooms Press and are pursuing an MFA with The Writer’s Foundry at St. Joseph’s College. Their work appears in Hobart, Lammergeier, Juke Joint, and elsewhere.

Photo by Sandra Seitamaa on Unsplash

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