she takes her pills without water
“my throat is used to it”
takes injections without flinching
“my blood doesn’t feel like anything”
I wish you could come, honest, but there’s no way I can move you now. I’ll just think of you instead. I sometimes wonder how you do it under all that earth.
This is a very strong anthology with an enormous variety of top name authors and newcomers alike. These Unthologies are beginning to creep up my list of most anticipating releases of the year. Highly recommended.
I skittered on knives,
Wore dresses that crept up my yellowfin thighs.
Oh love, I crawled.
Here we have a cast of people who are struggling against the tide, and, despite the sometimes dramatic reasons, it is a struggle that many readers will recognise and sympathise with.
Her name will appear
on the back, calligraphy
looped in a slightly crooked
heart. It would have been a sign
his song unfurls
wings he always had
with the purity
of white flags