passion-forged flowers amongst midnight skies1 – fire lookouts press onto rock tips2 – stones imitate fervent postures3 – rose-curved bellies hold back unchaste4 – horns rip sheets while sleeping5 – fingertips graze in the middle of night.6
1 Should we pluck – 2 Should we prepare – 3 Should we negotiate – 4 Should we vault – 5 Should we lock – 6 Should we confess –
Laura Titzer is an avid tea drinker, hiker, rummaging cyclist, poetry/nonfiction writer and facilitator of possibilities residing on the Coast Salish lands of Seattle where she plays with her partner, cat, and ferrets. She regularly posts six word poems on Twitter and has been previously published in Recipes for a New Normal (a publication of Community Alliance for Global Justice), Bureau of Complaints, Gastronomica, Kosmos, and A Growing Culture and is the author of “No Table Too Small”. Find her @lauratitzer on Twitter and at www.lauratitzer.com.
Leslie A. Lindsay is a writer/creative based outside Chicago. Her essays, interviews, and photography have been published in many literary journals, including The Millions, The Rumpus, Hippocampus, and Ruminate. Her book, Speaking of Apraxia: A Parents’ Guide to Childhood Apraxia of Speech was released in audio by Penguin Random House in 2021. She is a book ambassador, influencer, and active on Instagram and Twitter @leslielindsay1.