from Material

Isabel Sobral Campos

I lost my mother’s kindness 
in the bract of the withering

scarlet void mastectomy 
in the breast of a bright

poinsettia in orescence 
in the colorless collards

roasting familiar

a husk

on the palliative wall 
hung in family albums 
only children contemplate

From Material
Available from No, Dear

Born in Lisbon, Portugal, Isabel Sobral Campos holds a Ph.D. in comparative literature from the CUNY Graduate Center. She recently left Brooklyn to teach literature at Montana Tech of the University of Montana. Her poems have appeared in Smoking Glue Gun, the gobbet, Gauss PDF, Bone Bouquet, and Deluge, among others. Material is her first chapbook.

Read four more poems at Horse Less Press.

Material (No, Dear 2015)