Under the Covers

 

Under the Covers

 

Pentecost
you say we aren’t like
those other christians

 

just
one of the girls
purity ring

 

if not me
then someone else
pastor’s erection

 

the weight of his hand
as he pushes me down
Alpha and Omega

 

end times
all I need
to say yes

 

 

a stumbling block
for the pastor’s wife
my strapless dress

 

women’s retreat
not looking away
as we undress

 

hidden bruises
only my mouth needed
for the Eucharist

 

getting what
I deserve
cervical cancer

 

call for salvation
I raise my hand again
and again

 

Bleached Butterfly – Issue One

morning glories…

 

the child
we didn’t plan – 
morning glories

 

spring equinox
too pregnant to sit
too pregnant to stand

 

green again
her pigtails
become the sky

 

Akitsu Quarterly – Summer 2019

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