“A Calling”, “Something Sexier than Foxes” and “Gentle Bonfire”

Poetry Issue Nine by Aya Elizabeth

A Calling The sunrise burns us up. It’s been a long night and nothing has been refused or taken back. All of our friends are stealing night terrors from the cracks in the walls. We have kingdoms melting in our pockets. We have trails of crushed cherry blossoms threaded through each rib. We’re reading The Ethical Slut and hitting on German lawyers. In the Dutch winter the parallel scars on my knees stand out proudly, and at night when the clothes come off I’ll circle them with black eyeliner, but …

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