dry membrane husk: rye, sandpaper rough callouses in my body.
he said, let me teach you about life. chokecherries blossom scabbing
the insides. dying, blood clots, dramatic. he makes a carcass
out of bare bones, split—limbs that do not obey. fold me up
& spit the seeds out & repeat.
Lacey Trautwein is a writer living in KY with their Cat, Stanley. They are the founder of Lemon Star Mag & have work appearing or forthcoming in Dream Pop Press, Bad Pony, Millennial Pink, Five:2:One, and elsewhere. Find them online @lacey_trautwein