The Story of Utopia or this is her dream sequence for three nights in a row by Emily Teltsworth

she sees dirty footprints lingering like ruins in the living room of a house now covered with decade-filth furniture wrappings and wasp colonies buzzing in her father’s voice don’t go buying tickets to utopia before visiting that place full of crows with little mouths eating alabaster stone etched with maps to underworlds under sapling roots under concrete daycare centers with collapsed roofs under wine bottles full of dust excavated from mummy tombs now when she pictures utopia it is the origin to a book made from cow hide and carcass of bird with little remorse for wreckage on the most tender part of a chest where the veins meet the heart meet bone


Emily is a graduate of Susquehanna University with a BA in Writing and a BA in Publishing. She has work published in HOOT, Rock & Sling, The Apeiron Review, and Stone Canoe. When she isn’t writing, she can be found reading fantasy novels or watching Top Ten videos on Youtube.