Liz Bowen

kissing to keep out the sandmen

the couch hums like a coral reef

and you, with the deep hand laceration

halve me a split pink fig

I, with chipped swarovski wrists

can open a jar with my teeth

will grind the cold night with my teeth

Liz Bowen is an editor, poet, and Brooklyn transplant by way of backwoods Maryland. She has an honors degree in English and American Studies from Fordham University, and she has other poems forthcoming in Euphony, NEON and JMWW. Her favorite pieces of the world include brunch, book-buying binges, and every pet she's ever had.

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