Indiana University Bloomington

    Sibyl

    he told her he used to walk through smoke / couldn’t breathe, he said. and sometimes / she practiced, lying still until her lungs ached / until she broke and flew away like moths in a night sky.

    The Fall

    Red eyes and tearful leaves / Call on the sickly feel of fall, / The show we’re shown tastes just / Like the candy that Abraham must / Have given Isaac his son.

    For The Sake of Mercy and Love

    It is crucial to point out that God is still present in the picture, no matter the amount of shame He experiences due to Adam and Eve’s betrayal. This reveals God’s compassion for His creation and His willingness to take care of it and His expectation for us to do the same.

    Fellatio

    “And I’ve never / needed something someone something to guide me home but I always / thought it’d be nice to want to live through Christmas.”