Tonya Eberhard Rochester, MN poet


My heart echoes these old haunts.  Your
words are stretched to impalpable deeds.
Yes, flame can produce ash—leave a
trail of soot in my mouth as I try to
find my way through these catacombs—
When skeletal figments dance in your
reflection, tell me there is no lie or jest.
The path treaded is marked by poetry
that falls within each step of your
movement, so please be true.


Tonya Eberhard recently graduated from the University of Missouri. She currently lives in Minnesota. Her work has appeared in Fauna QuarterlyAlgebra of Owls, The Commonline JournalDirty ChaiYellow Chair ReviewOpen Minds Quarterly, and many others.

“Reader” first appeared in First Literary Review–East.

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