This Little Light of Mine Speaks
Copyright © 2020 by Crystal Valentine. Originally published in Poem-a-Day on July 24, 2020, by the Academy of American Poets.
And when we are finished, I ask
if she thinks us grotesque,
two plain monsters basking
in our blood—our liquid plaque.
We celebrate the art of
our unmaking. She spirals my body
into a single drop, ambrosia
spoiled by the Gods. I copy