Last summer your skin tasted of orange peel, of ephemeral lies buried deep in your lungs. Never more than two words: that hurts, or like that, right there. Every- thing inside me became unlocked, the Stanley knife you stole that looked as though it could barely break flesh, the love letters […]
CHARLES KELL is the author of Cage of Lit Glass, chosen by Kimiko Hahn for the 2018 Autumn House Press Poetry Prize. He teaches in Rhode Island.