Dara Elerath earned her MFA from the Institute of American Indian Arts. Her poems have appeared in The American Poetry Review, AGNI, Poet Lore, The Los Angeles Review,Superstition Review, and elsewhere. Her critical writing has appeared in Tupelo Quarterly. She resides in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Testimony of an Armless Man
I lost my arms in a farming accident, but later found I’d grown phantom limbs. There were many things I