“ache” By Katherine Anderson Howell

tangle your legs / with my thighs your belly / to my breasts make / soft cacophony with rough  /
sighs and pleading whispers groan / our parting mark round / shoulders with fingernails slice /
plump with urgent / teeth stitch us together with ache / embroider us with need

Katherine Anderson Howell writes and parents in Washington, D.C. A multigenre writer, she is the editor of Fandom as Classroom Practice: A Teaching Guide (2018, University of Iowa Press). She is a 2018 Pushcart Prize nominee. Her poetry can be found in Sweet Tree Review, Algebra of Owls, Beltway Poetry Quarterly, About Place, The Account and Stillwater Review, among others, and is forthcoming in Misfit Magazine.


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