by Marlo Koch


This summer I bought a hammock

This hammock is called a nest and it fits a pair of people
On the beach and in the forest with our hammock
We learned one thing
That when you’re out of this hammock you want to be in
But when you’re in this hammock you want to be out

Living in Chicago, Marlo Koch is the managing editor of Chicago Artist Writers, a publication covering artist-run spaces in Chicago, and the poetry editor at Funny Looking Dog Quarterly, a literary magazine. Her work has been featured in Peach Mag, Sobotka Literary Magazine, Ursus Americanus, among others, and nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She holds an MFA in Studio Art.