Isabella Melians (she/her) is a junior attending school in south Florida. Her work has been published or is forthcoming in Fever Dreams, NonBinary Review, the B’K, and Southchild Lit. She is also the managing editor for Armonía Mag and a poetry editor for Outlander Zine, Kalopsia Literary, and Midlight Mag. Insta: @isabellam_04
THE FACETS OF CONSTELLATIONS- DETERMINED WITH 3 ASSAYS
if we run with yarn in our fingertips
and trace paths through deer antlers,
can we birth a harp?
mother will likely snip the knots away
in the morning,
but don't let that frighten you,
my dearest robin
i scheduled a tire change on
august 30 (at approximately 7pm).
the sun sets at 6:30, so we have around
half an hour to make our advances on the roof
will you be joining me?
i promise to dust the ants off of your shoes,
and to light your cigarette
send your response via email
there's a crow on the patch of
grass where you last slept-
what an accusatory thing
i'll leave lilacs at the base of your feet,
pluck gum off your stone,
and promise to visit more often