Richelle Buccilli holds a B.A. in creative writing from Seton Hill University and her work has appeared in Rattle, The Main Street Rag, Sweet Tree Review, and Rogue Agent, among others. She was a finalist in SWWIM’s “SWWIM-For-the-Fun-of-It Contest” for her poem, “Self-Portrait with Acorns.” She lives in Pittsburgh with her husband and son.

You in the Mountains

We ate thick waffles glazed with sugar, our tongues tasting the last of it from our lips, and the sky ran a pink river through its middle behind the trees growing black with each new firefly. Now, the plants in their clay pots disappeared into dusk. The red ashtray left with its pile of Marlboro …

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