VERSIFICATION PRESENTS

KILL CUPID

2021

POETRY CONTEST

WINNER

KIM

DENNING

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.

SATED

                       

 

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

kim denning

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