Admit it— you wanted the end with a serpentine greed. How to negotiate that strangling mist, the fibrous whisper? To cease to exist and to die are two different things entirely. But you knew this, didn't you? Some days you knelt on coins in those yellow hours. You lit a flame to your shadow
Erika L. Sánchez
Erika L. Sánchez is the author of Lessons on Expulsion (Graywolf Press, 2017). She earned an MFA from the University of New Mexico and is the recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship, a CantoMundo Fellowship, the 2013 “Discovery”/Boston Review Prize, and a 2015 Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship. She is a Princeton Arts Fellow and lives in Plainsboro, New Jersey.