Tori Grant Welhouse

The Theory of Grass

Look at it — expanse between them, soaking up moisture. Green lies. Green tells the truth. How quickly the landscape can turn alien. She doesn’t always like him. Objects get lost. The tiniest edges can cut — Kentucky Blue serration. She learned once how to whistle with a blade. Planting it was arduous. They tilled their dry dirt, remembering only the thirst, the seed like grain tossed into the wind.

Tori Grant Welhouse earned her MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch University in London. Her work has appeared in Children, Churches and Daddies, Literary Mama, and The Greensboro Review. She was a recent runnerup in firstwriter.com’s Eighth International Poetry Competition.