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.

 

here    here

 

here

In the very same time

 

a star implodes for less

than the weight of a bird.

 

 

 

 

amos-cvrHolly 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 BakeryBateauForklift, Ohio; Ilk, LEVELERMatterPhantom LimbRHINO; and elsewhere. 

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