AND TONIGHT I DREAM OF LOVE
by Abigail Diaz
god, up in heaven, watches me sleep. he's got those
lonely kind of eyes that i see in the mirror. the moon, his
one white tooth, shows me something new on
every night of my lengthening life.
this is venus, it says. this is mars. this is
the way people scream when they think no one can hear them.
i blink my eyes at him slowly and
imagine love. it's a gooey kind of feeling, i decide, like
god's own gums cushioning the moon.
About the Author
Abigail Diaz is an author of poetry and fiction. She has been published in the Sheepshead Review, the Ear Literary Journal, and the San Antonio Public Library's 2019 Young Pegasus Anthology, among other publications. She is currently a freshman at Texas State University, with hopes of one day publishing poetry and fiction full-time.