Prophet Fever, Wren Hanks
Their skins fall open / like curtains / letting / in gloaming / bones shine like wet lips / hearts solid as / gemstones / they get up / can’t smell you / shining / can’t lick you / with parted lips / eyes green / (they see you) / but you can’t / look into them / eyes gone sick / pupils are nowhere / heads solid / as gemstones / breath sharp as / diamonds / blood gone thick
-- from Prophet Fever
About Wren Hanks
Wren Hanks is the author of The Rise of Genderqueer, a 2018 selection for Brain Mill's Mineral Point Poetry Series, and several other chapbooks. A 2016 Lambda Emerging Writers Fellow, his recent work appears in Best New Poets 2016, Gigantic Sequins, Jellyfish Magazine, The Wanderer, and elsewhere. He is an associate editor for Sundress Publications and co-edited Curious Specimens, an anthology of the strange and uncanny. He lives in Brooklyn, and you can find him on twitter at @suitofscales.