Previously published in Disquiet Arts
Why would you buy me roses
when you need only find them, hook your fingers
underneath and pull?
You could deflower me all at once like that
but you give each of them your time
And the hairs on my arms
stand up like the angry grass
waiting for our first steps
down there on God’s Green Earth
Palaces P. (She/her)
Palaces is Editor-in-Chief of Wrongdoing Magazine and an editor at a few other publications, including CHEAP POP and Walled Women Magazine. She’s also a staff contributor for The Aurora Journal, Hecate Magazine, and The Jupiter Review and has placed further work in Eclectica Magazine, Maudlin House, BlazeVOX, Witch Craft Magazine, The Bitchin’ Kitsch, and many others. She has a BAH from Queen’s University, and she is currently sending queries about her book series. You can read more about her at pascalepotvin.com or @pascalepalaces on Twitter.