Sarah Clayville


The only way a kiss can work
Is if we memorize the patterns
The country of origin
The definition of the desire
Until our lips meet.


Sarah Clayville’s fiction and poetry have appeared in The Threepenny Review, Literary Orphans, StoryChord, and a number of other journals.  She is a high school writing teacher and mentor and a freelance editor and author.

“Poetry means that it is possible to put a world of hurt and love in a few small words and hold them there for others to unwrap.”