After the Breakup

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December 22, 2022 by The Citron Review

by Ariel M. Goldenthal


I need your help to bury the mourning dove. It died and I put it in the freezer between the peas and leftovers from the last Thanksgiving we were together. You said you couldn’t forgive me, said I’d sharded us into sharp bits that bored into your soles and lacerated your soul, but the dove’s wings are flaked with ice and it deserves closure.


Ariel M. Goldenthal is an Assistant Professor of English at George Mason University. Her work has appeared in Janus Literary, The Birdseed, MoonPark Review, and others. Read more at or follow her on Twitter @arielgoldenthal.



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