Dark Lady Poetry - Ivy Peterson




Ivy Peterson


Fault Lines


the refrigerator rudely clicks its way to an expensive death

in the valley of our kitchen,

where the faucet drips debt relentlessly

and centipedes vacation in the dark.

the duet of  dying appliances

wakes us up early and

we mutter apologies

as you timidly explore

the terrain of my hips

like you’re panning for gold.

domination is sweet at 6:17 a.m.,

before lucidity,


and longing. 



Ivy Peterson is a social worker in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She has been published in The Rivers Meeting Poetry Project and Dust and Fire, both University of Bemidji Publications. She is currently a MFA student in the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University. She frequently collaborates with musician Alexander East.