Aluminum Oxide Is a flamenco dancer, swishing, pounding,slamming, under searinglight. I watch her dance a stormof red. Outside the Hostel On glistening concrete: soft, shell-less crabslay like discarded blobs, clawswaving – a greeting from unsure strangers. Town upon the Coast Pastel fingers,silver rings, glimmering,tracing dark rosin hairbehind her ear. Freckles like starlingsin the wintry season. Adam Uhrig resides in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, where he attends Lake Superior State University as a Literature Major and leads a creative writing class at the local high school. His work has appeared in Border Crossing, Green Blotter, and Tendril.