Fan–Yun Chiou + Hayley Shields


Sunday, February 1st, 2009


words by Hayley Shields

image by Fan-Yun Chiou


Saturday, January 31st, 2009

The first frost came creeping: a spider

encrusting the earth in threads.

Brooms, cloaks, fangs clutter

attics once more. Apples

cling to the memory of slow-

sunk teeth. Hollowed pumpkins

and guttering stumps of wax discarded.

Gutters strewn with melting

carcasses, once leaves.

The last breath of Autumn-

a smoker’s cough- rasps sweetly

as she concludes her slumberous strip. Seductive

to the last.

image by Fan-Yun Chiou

words by Hayley Shields