Alan Gradilla CC
I’d like to be wrung out a bit more
I want a fist around my throat
Can you hold my full head in your hand
I want everything I asked for
that means you
I want power, If I can’t have
a clementine, let me smash the worst
(sorry) honey willowleaf lily, castle
crammed of night/mares grave/yards stuffed
monarchs nymphalidae common tiger wanderer
I’m not a woman I’m a queen
who needs (no) god
Clayre Benzadón received her MFA at University of Miami. She is a Split Lip Magazine poetry reader and Broadsided Press’s Instagram editor. Her chapbook, “Liminal Zenith” was published by SurVision Books. She was awarded the Alfred Boas Poetry Prize for "Linguistic Rewilding" and her full-length collection, "Moon as Salted Lemon" was a finalist for the 2021 Robert Dana-Anhinga Poetry Prize and Semifinalist for Sundress Publications' Open Reading Period. She has been published in places including 14poems, SWWIM, Fairy Tale Review, ANMLY, and forthcoming in Grist Journal. You can find more about her at clayrebenzadon.com.
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