I Want

A perpetually anhedonic writer based in West Philly working her way through life with words. Enjoys spending time with her cat Sloppy Joe, smoking on porches, and drinking too much coffee for her own ... [+]

Image of Long Story Short Award - Fall 2020
Image of Poetry
To soak –
in bathtub, in dish soap.
To marinate.
Remember –
one must be tender
before cooking.
To coax the flesh out
with coo, with whisper,
to unfold the curves once
so carefully
To stretch,
To not be stale bread.