Once I Was Mad for Five Years Straight
after Zachary Schomburg
Once I was mad for five years straight.
Once I bit my tongue, and it bled.
There’s a library on my tongue
I’m trying to put in order.
There are wolves in the stacks, knocking
all the books off the shelves.
I have forgotten how to taste anything
Aubrey Mathews is a full contact librarian. She has never met an animal she didn't like, stilettos she couldn't run in, or a Greek Myth she couldn't compare to her love life. She lives in Omaha.