Kathryn Smith is the author of Book of Exodus (Scablands Books, 2017). Her poems have been published or are forthcoming in Poetry Northwest, Duende, The Boiler Journal, Redivider, Laurel Review, and The Collagist. She is a graduate of the MFA program at Eastern Washington University and the recipient of a grant from the Spokane Arts Fund. Find her online at kathrynsmithpoetry.com, or follow @paperhermitage on Instagram, where she posts collage poems and paper art.
the future / told me a little girl would / be sworn to serve / the possible. / I grew up / small