underneath a canker moon, dry lightning shuffles the sky. roast clementines tonight. turn the bitter meats into candy. blush at the black and blue. you are the seaside daisy and the tortured willow, so full of saltwater--you must find your own rising: swallow your death down. drown in the consumption of opposites.
Jaisha Jansena is a writer and performance artist from Cincinnati, Ohio. She was born on the winter solstice, orphaned at birth, and adopted when she was 11 days old. She is an Academy of American Poets College Prizewinner. Find her work at jaishajansena.com