All You Have to Do is What You’re Doing Right Now
The moon is in Aquarius & I am secretly in love. I am trying
my hand at tenderness. Hello, softness,
old friend. I had forgotten how beautiful my palms are when the fist is irised
open. The ice is all but melted
now; the sunlight – a benediction. A single flame to keep warm
is enough. There are apples
in the fridge, tiny oranges too. Would you like one?
A. N. DeJesús is a poet and writer out of Kansas City, Missouri with a Master of Arts in English from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She's the recipient of the David Baker Award for Poetry and the Helen & Emily Nguyen Creative Writing Award. Her work appears in The Los Angeles Review, Cider Press, Permafrost Magazine, Waxing & Waning, B O D Y, Bear Review, & Power House Books, among others.