American Culture · American Literature · Collection · Contemporary · Excerpt · Fragment · Passage · Poetry

Alexis Pope

Float
through me like you mean it, that’s what
this is about. Eat this cake like you’re
starving, that’s what I want. Wash over me
like a hurricane. I need something
more than clean.

— Alexis Pope, from “A No Good Thunderstorm,” Fourteen Hills (vol. 20, no. 1, 2013)a

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