I love you, I’m sorry
I’m repossessing the sandcastle
Unless I cut my hair. Then
I will bury it myself. Scanning
Over the same lines, again an empty
Swimming pool I sucked out. In my dreams,
I take wire cutters,
saw out my teeth,
sew them into Valentine’s Day cards that
I would have sent to you on Christmas.
Return me to sender —
I’ll write you a Freudian analysis and
Scare you out of a barbershop quartet.
Phoenix Kendall is a non-binary poet studying creative writing at Eastern Michigan University. Their work is forthcoming in Glass Mountain. Their work often examines the crossfire between marginalized identities and the anxiety of the world around them. They are a big fan of their two pet rats, Holden and Phoebe.