Confession

Confession

I did not consider the fact That for the rest of your life you would only get older If I’d been thinking, I would have held in my hand A fistful of seagrass. I would have rubbed the edges back to raw And cut myself open carefully I would have folded back my skin...
Three Poems

Three Poems

A Bondage Nocturne In darkness / empirical evidence underhand / a fingertip rubs black / but not ink. A porcelain doll / he squints and thinks. / Drags a thumb across yellow English teeth. A tug of war / with ownership rites. / A girl fears a feral man / who talks...
Three Poems

Three Poems

Blue Dress I’ve hung my light blue                                evening gown on the bedroom door so that...
A Review of PRAYING NAKED by Katie Condon

A Review of PRAYING NAKED by Katie Condon

Praying Nakedby Katie CondonOSU Press, 2020 “Here I am/in a century that has its eyes/shut tight,” writes Katie Condon in “Origin,” the first poem in her debut collection Praying Naked (Mad Creek Books 2020). Like so many of the poems, “Origin” moves fluidly between...
Three Poems

Three Poems

what if i kill the stars first when a medical document asks my marital status i write, trying not to get my hopes up about sunlight that’s what it feels like even in the fuck me state some bleach-white beach in florida where i lived on bourbon with a co-conspirator...