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J. D. Olenslager

J. D. Olenslager is currently an English student at Southern Utah University. While he has published numerous poems in local magazines, this is his first publication outside of Utah. He is planning on moving to the East coast for graduate school in the fall.

Southern Utah Storms

Sometimes in the summer, the lightning doesn’t arrive until two a.m. The sky is like obsidian, or black marble suddenly hewn down the center. I always think of Michelangelo. The fat, white veins. The air bristling under the action of…