Seven billion pieces of folded foil fall inside
walls made of glass. The effect is enlightening.
A perfect emulation of explosion. A moment
of victory encapsulated. Shaken,
settled. Later to be
A.J. Huffman is the author of eleven solo chapbooks (including Inside the Walls of a Blackened Book) and two full-length poetry collections, as well as co-author of one joint chapbook, all published by various small presses. She is a Pushcart Prize nominee and the winner of the 2012 Promise of Light Haiku Contest. Her poetry, fiction, and haiku have appeared in hundreds of national and international journals, including Labletter, The James Dickey Review, Bone Orchard, EgoPHobia, Kritya, and Offerta Speciale. She is the founding editor of Kind of a Hurricane Press.