Two Poems

J.V. Sumpter

So Close, So Close

I’m almost asleep –
my head, pillowed on your knees –
please do not get up.

I’ll Love That Teddy Even If Cerberus Bites Him

If I have to go
to the underworld tonight,
can I bring my bear?

J.V. Sumpter (BFA from University of Evansville) is an assistant editor for Kelsay Books, Thera Books, and freelance clients. She has work in (or forthcoming in) New Welsh Review, Leading Edge Magazine, The Amethyst Review, Not Deer Magazine, Wretched Creations, Flyover Country Magazine, Southchild Lit, Selcouth Station, and The Augment Review. Visit her Twitter (@JVSReads).