Stephanie Kaylor is Reviews Editor at Glass: A Journal of Poetry. She is completing her PhD at UC Santa Barbara, and curates the Sex Workers' Archival Project. She lives in Brooklyn.
CALLS TO ORDER by Stephanie Kaylor
Tuesday, 12 April 2022
It is September and there is no love
cleaner: apples red as a ribbon
knotted around the white dove’s
broken neck. As schoolchildren,
we were brought into the orchards,
biting into Empires and tossing
what we didn’t want, told that
we always can. I grew too tall
too early, and still, in mazes built
of hay, pretended to not already see
the routes to all their naked ends.
- Published in Issue 23