I won’t look anyone
in the eye
for three days. Because I am human
I want to compare the train
to a metal cage.
it is not like a metal cage: I choose
to be here.
I choose to stop reading a story
my friend wrote. The part that shoves me
into a carcass. Some people torture
because the body
has a tasteable reaction.
One hand grips the skin
and tears +++++. I exist.
In the very same time
a star implodes for less
than the weight of a bird.
Holly Amos is the author of the chapbook This Is A Flood (H_NGM_N BKS, 2012). She co-curates The Dollhouse Reading Series and is the Editorial Assistant for Poetry magazine and an Assistant Editor for the online journal Pinwheel. Her poems have appeared in The Bakery; Bateau; Forklift, Ohio; Ilk, LEVELER; Matter; Ph