Mariel Fechik

We drive through unknown territory,
blue farmland
slaughter on the wind
and hiding in upstairs

            Every turnpike
            brings a new

cedar pining itself in coils
juniper wafting from the west,

                        while your hand rests
            softly on my thigh

horizon threading itself
                        through the middle

Mariel Fechik lives in Chicago, IL. She sings in the band Fay Ray and is a music writer for Atwood Magazine and Third Coast Review. She was recently chosen as a finalist for Rabbit Catastrophe Review’s 2017 Real Good Poem Prize and her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Hobart, Rust + Moth, Gravel, Glass, and others. She tweets @marielfechik.