Heidi Sauer

Excerpt from Anthology Vol 1, No 1


It's a painful surprise
the way it slaps the eyes
with its stabbing sting
and keeps it up
long after the knife blade
has done slicing up
waxy white flesh

Peeling-there's no other way to defrock an onion

The eyes don't stop smarting
just because you think they should
as you peel back layer upon layer

But rather its acrid bite
becomes more pure and enraged
the closer to core you go
until you're at the heart of an onion
and there's no more peeling to do.

Author Bio
Heidi Sauer lives in Seattle, WA with her husband and three year old daughter. She is self-employed as a tax accountant/bookkeeper. She grew up in Tokyo, Japan. If she had her druthers, she'd read all day and night long.