"Without" by Kassy Scrivner

Kassy Scrivner

Kassy Scrivner

Kassy Scrivner is a recent graduate of Union Institute & University / Vermont College where she earned her Master of Fine Arts in Poetry. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art, Poetry, and Small Business Administration from the University of Redlands. Her work has been published in The Iowa Source, Cosmopsis Quarterly and has received Honorable Mention in the Jean Burden Prize for the American Academy of Poetry. Originally from Oregon, Ms. Scrivner now resides in Scottsdale, Arizona, where she is currently the Director of First Impressions for the Greater Phoenix Economic Council.


Wrist deep in snow
I search for the orchid
      but like the early frost
      my hands find only surface after

Even horses
      gentled in the storm
      rub against one another
      beneath their thatched roof
their heads

bowed to the trough.