Kim Denning is a Latina poet from Texas who prefers her guitars loud with distortion. Her poetry has appeared in Last Stanza Poetry Journal, FERAL: Journal of Poetry and Art, and OpenDoor Magazine. She’s an unapologetic advocate for equity in schools and teaches at the University of Texas at Austin.
We dug our nails, scraping into wounds of our burlapped chests, ripping despair,
filling our bladed chasms with blighted tinctures and herbs of finest ecstasies
then we ate each other’s hearts in lustful, craven pieces,
choking on poisoned sorrows, building walls out of rejected maybes
leaving emptiness satiated and wanton in its eternal, poisoned afterglow