IN A LONELY PLACE
Before you, I didn’t know that creation
and destruction didn’t need to sleep together,
didn’t know. I decided not to have a slick of
oil left my throat; a thumbprint, the end.
Donora Hillard is the author of Covenant (Gold Wake Press) and other collections of poetry and hybrid text. Her work regularly appears in Hint Fiction (W.W. Norton & Company), Pedagogy, and elsewhere. The projects she has been involved in have been featured by CNN, Lybba, MSNBC, and the Poetry Foundation.