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uncover my hollow

photo by Sarah Huels

uncover my hollow

by Savannah Slone

unveil my tethered roots:

outskirts unzip my heavy molar my watercolor waves my pale ribcage

deflower my inlaid scapula stitched with thick wool thinning thrusts aflame accelerating tonsils, heaving melody

because my quilted uvula has depth a patchwork profundity thoughtfully placing tree seeds that are grown like me standing tall in the dusty moon radiation intersection inquisition

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Savannah Slone is a queer writer who is completing her M.F.A. in the Pacific Northwest. Her poetry and short fiction has appeared in or will soon appear in Heavy Feather Review, Boston Accent Lit, The Airgonaut, Ghost City Press, decomP magazinE, Maudlin House, FIVE:2:ONE, Pidgeonholes, TERSE Journal, Glass, and elsewhere. She enjoys reading, knitting, hiking, and discussing intersectional feminism. You can read more of her work at