3 Poems by Amy Saul-Zerby
Fight Me for It
i am so silence that i spent 6 years writing around myself how silence are you? can you hold a candle till the house is on fire and call it an accident? how bottomless is your desire to be left alone forever? i mean, to be loved i mean, when they lifted the cage from over top of me how much did i mourn the loss of the cage, and would you have even missed it at all
Not to Speak of How the Body
becomes a home becomes a prison. not to linger in the doorway (on which side) of one’s own trauma. i am trying to tell you it’s ok without lying. trying to cut through the same noise but differently and yes, it is impossible thank you for asking
Hot Girl Summer
i can’t tell you what to do but i won’t let that stop me don’t start with me if you don’t plan on finishing with me for god’s sake shy dreams about a fernet cocktail i dream of ice cream wake up hungry, indulge life is short eat dessert first et cetera
Amy Saul-Zerby is the author of two poetry collections, Paper Flowers Imaginary Birds (Be About It Press, 2017) and Deep Camouflage (Civil Coping Mechanisms, 2018). Her poems have appeared in The Rumpus, The Chicago Review of Books, Hobart Pulp, Peach Mag, and elsewhere. She is editor-in-chief of Voicemail Poems and author of the Notable Philadelphia column at The Rumpus.
Anna Pineda is an illustrator and mixed media artist from Southern California. They received their Bachelors in Studio Art at California State University, Long Beach, and have worked in technology and art throughout Los Angeles County. Their work has been cultivated through testing the limitations of specific mediums while keeping its content on visual human expression as well as familiar objects through free associative drawing. Check out Anna’s online portfolio or follow them on Instagram @a.spieql.