Mable: The feeling of civilization is burning off; meanwhile, it’s so humid, the sky is melting
into the lake. Yesterday, I fell asleep on the dock listening to hiccupping waves and rustling
cottonwood leaves after watching shafts of light cut through the water, sifting memories to the
BIO: Whitney (Walters) Jacobson is an Assistant Professor at the University of Minnesota Duluth and an Assistant Editor of Split Rock Review. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Minnesota State University Moorhead. Her poetry and creative nonfiction have been published or are forthcoming in After the Pause, Fearsome Critters, Up North Lit, and The Thunderbird Review, among other publications.