Summer 2021 - Poetry

Savannah Slone

evergreen / estrogen

 

stuck on time lapse

wreckage suffocation, time

stamp.

 

my baby’s first home

a cut out biohazard

the walking wilted

our body, a peony

sterile lining

tampon string stark

against tan inner

thigh

 

re-gardening

our spare cosmos

mouth prayers an insignificance

salt crash

cleansed clean

undressing the sea

 

tongue to tongue

 

vertebrae urgency

marrying reactivity to

the naked dismal

an ivy virus, fingers

around my throat

 

& what is medicine

to a riptide

 

this preemptive womblessness

a bell jara red light

 


Savannah Slone is a queer, bipolar, and disabled writer, editor, and English professor who currently dwells in the Pacific Northwest. She is the editor-in-chief of Homology Lit, as well as the author of An Exhalation of Dead Things (CLASH Books, 2021), Hearing the Underwater (Finishing Line Press, 2019), and This Body is My Own (Ghost City Press, 2019). Her work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, Best of the Net, and Best Small Fictions. She enjoys reading, knitting, hiking, and discussing intersectional feminism. You can read more of her work at www.savannahslonewriter.com.


 

This project is partially supported by the Illinois Arts Council

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