Outtakes

slow open
to the one
you love
to the kind
of magic you
always have
at the beach
guided to be
a better person
by better people
I got my period
from my mother
shade from the heat
of planetary magnetism
some cross
to tell you
how much of
this tired body
is left for the outtakes
of loving

 

 

 

 

Hailey Higdon’s first full-length poetry collection, Hard Some, is now available from Spuyten Duyvil. She is the author of several small press chapbooks including A Wild Permanence (Dancing Girl, 2018), and Rural (Drop Leaf, 2017). She lives in Seattle with her partner, Tanya. Find her online at haileyhaileyhailey.com.