black curls, frizzed. make up,
faded. heart
lips, stern. our spell
books on your shelf, covered,
dust, candle wax. you
never wanted me to love


freckled cheeks, fly away
hair. your chest, a volcano, always
erupting. thin feet,
boots laced, harpoon in hand – you
never stop running long
enough for me to love


angel face, cupid’s
bow. everything about you
has wings. you smile pearls,
ribbon words. i run you
ragged, a child with
her doll. i will always love





Charlotte CoveyCharlotte Covey is from St. Mary’s County, Maryland. She is currently studying Creative Writing and Psychology at Salisbury University. She has poetry published or forthcoming in journals such as The MacGuffin, Night Train, The Summerset Review, and Mochila Review. She is co-editor-in-chief of Milk Journal.

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