Jessica Hudson
to viewers like you we are more than mere shadows on the cave wall—we motion alone for they sit so very still with their backs against the cold clammy stone faces parallel to the denouement of our lives—we know ceci n’est pas “THE END” that chains them to un film, but a faith in the shadows of their visions, writhing on the wall

Jessica Hudson is a graduate teaching assistant and candidate in the Creative Writing MFA program at Northern Michigan University. Her poetry has been published or is forthcoming in Stoneboat, The Pinch, Hoot, and Mistake House Magazine. Originally from southern Illinois, Jessica currently lives in Marquette, Michigan with her husband and their blue-mustard betta fish named Greta.