Leia Penina Wilson
from YOU MUST ALWAYS FEED FROM THE BODIES


o most gifted eye do not

see the banality of this world

see only what grace lent

in unwise pegasus     all eight

wings of the seraphim

avenge our grief     what is left

what i believe




a skull falls to earth    i carry

it around    show it the world   here

here green proud hummingbird

fervor pinked sky   here

cicadas have swarmed

turtle is full

moths have lived

two days     pine marten plays

eats squirrel




mountain bones crumble

worn down by ice

the sudden erosion of a seabed: why

i murdered you    the power

of suggestion    of inflection

of invocation    let me

have you

let me

have you

let me

have you

let me

have you

let me

have you

let me

have




Leia Penina Wilson is proudly Samoan. When she's not reading YA Lit, she's baking, making drinks, or playing Magic the Gathering. She loves animals. Her first book, i built a boat with all the towels in your closet (and will let you drown), is available from Red Hen Press. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram @rakishheir.