Skeleton fingers

Disjointed, pointing

In all directions

Bone skin bandages

In a perpetual

State of peeling

Like curled documents

Still bound

To her living case

Between her smooth

Joints, scarred and ragged,

Is each encoded trajectory,

Sharply outlined in

Brown, naked winter

Her white body

Only softening

In the heaviness

Of sunlit snow.

Pugh is a 38 year-old artist/designer from South Brunswick who enjoys the outdoors, as well as writing, in her spare time.

Call for Fiction: U.S. 1 continues to welcome submissions of previously unpublished short stories, plays, and poetry by Princeton-area writers to appear in print as space permits. Submissions from children are discouraged.

E-mail your work along with a brief biography to, or mail it to U.S. 1 Fiction, 15 Princess Road, Suite K, Lawrenceville 08648.