Huntsville

dl mattila

In this prison town of candlelit vigils, one-way bus tickets, and sirens
that sound for each start-and-end headcount, a shopkeeper wielding keys,
alarmed by blue lights in the distance, tells those of us inside we’re on
lockdown.

citizen’s arrest
freedom dangles
from a deadbolt


About the Author

dl mattila is a linguist and poet residing in the Greater Washington D.C. Metropolitan Area. Her work appears in national and international print and online publications.