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Ex-terrestrial

 

Braless me binge-watching murder shows
and undrinking hard ciders.
My nightstand is a soy candle graveyard.
I’m the example of not caring and
yet I am always hungry and will spend
a quarter of my life in a fast food drive-thru.
To only leave behind the silverest streak of cheese
paper for the right creatures.
The question: how can anyone
in this world made of water crave more
if something smarter and brighter
in this universe wonders
how human it could be when we aren’t
enough.


About the Author

Hannah Cohen lives in Virginia and received her MFA from Queens University of Charlotte. She’s a contributing editor for Platypus Press. Her poetry chapbook Bad Anatomy will be published by Glass Poetry Press in February 2018. Recent and forthcoming publications include Glass: A Journal of Poetry, Noble/Gas Qtrly, Calamus Journal, Yes Poetry, Tinderbox Poetry Journal, and elsewhere.

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