my skin carries the radiation of phone
glow the radio. Of something static
O Arizona. Azure eyes & sandy
cries just an echo. I want to say I am
hallowed. That I carried your branches
with me too as extra arms but I am
night and limb- and lone- liness.
I am spider I am timeless. If I may
please say another thing about deserts
we share an emptiness.
(originally published in Academy of the Heart and Mind, Fall 2019)