Auspice 32

I follow her into the bay.

It’s October & the rain falls sideways

against the promise of
sea stars.

In science class
we learn an earthworm has five false hearts.

We go in the water because we don’t know how else to say it.
Summer J. Hart is an interdisciplinary artist from Maine, living in the Hudson Valley, New York. Her written and visual artworks are influenced by folklore, superstition, divination, and forgotten territories reclaimed by nature. She is the author of the full-length poetry collection, Boomhouse (2022, The 3rd Thing Press) & the microchapbook, Augury of Ash (Post Ghost Press.) Her poetry can be found in Waxwing, The Massachusetts Review, Northern New England Review, Denver Quarterly, and elsewhere. Her mixed-media installations have been featured in galleries including Pen + Brush, NYC; Gitana Rosa Gallery at Paterson Art Factory, Paterson, NJ; and LeMieux Galleries, New Orleans, LA. She is a member of the Listuguj Mi’gmaq First Nation.