She Did Not Know

Lymphoma could live in his skin like a creature crawling in sacred places, she thought it should be forbidden she searches online “types of lymphoma” pictures appear resembling dark mountains she asks him each morning how are you? he keeps saying he is “fine.” she’s awake until 4 am— she comes up with a plan 1. how to nurse him back to health, 2. how to save his skin. Bio: Palmer Smith is a current MFA student at Columbia University and an MA student at Middlebury College in Vermont. Her writing has been featured in Harness Magazine, Literary Yard and Thought Catalog. As a Scottish girl,  she wears 55 SPF. … Continue reading

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