Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Tuesday poem #354 : katie o'brien : wasteland

trapped blood
blisters under lace skin
palm pulsing

my temple throbs
bluegrey iodine your
taste in my mouth

hymnlike orlando
hollow in my chest
heart attack, perhaps

katie o’brien is a poet, community worker, queer activist, and Netflix enthusiast originally from St. John’s, Ktaqamkuk, on unceded Beothuk land. a peal of thunder, a moment of (The Blasted Tree, 2019) is their third chapbook. katie dislikes lying, sings a lot, and doesn’t kill bugs.

the Tuesday poem is curated by rob mclennan

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