Summer J. Hart

Issue One

Auspice 18

24 again         off to a meeting.

She burns sage

in an abalone shell

to draw the sickness out.

They roost

in a pine behind the cabin.

I wish I could tell you


you found a rabbit’s

headless body

gifted     on the door mat.

About Summer Hart
Summer Hart is an interdisciplinary artist and writer living in Cold Spring, New York, a Hudson River town on the traditional land of the Munsee Lenape. Her written and visual artworks are influenced by folklore, superstition, divination, and forgotten territories reclaimed by nature. She is the author of Boomhouse (2022, The 3rd Thing Press) and the micro-chapbook, Augury of Ash (2020, Post Ghost Press.) Her poetry can be found in Waxwing, The Massachusetts Review, Northern New England Review, Denver Quarterly, and elsewhere. She is a member of the Listuguj Mi’gmaq First Nation.