Memory

Photo by Rosie Lopolito By Rosie Lopolito After Victoria Chang Memory—was born on December 4th and died the following day of stress or maybe neglect, whichever is easier to swallow when the mature eldest AFAB affliction sinks her polished crooked teeth into glossy tomatoes your grandparent—I can’t remember which one—gave you on a mountain across…… Continue reading Memory

garlic

Photo by Rosie Lopolito By Rosie Lopolito back when i used to play house,there were two little girls—one charading a broad-shoulderedCEO in a polka-dotted skirtand the other arranging plasticfood and flowers on a squat blue table.they’d glow as they talkedabout the kids they don’t have. back before even then, a child with pigtailswould make soup…… Continue reading garlic

the smell of moss

Photo by Rosie Lopolito By Rosie Lopolito you smell like sunlight:warm & woodyclover & wild strawberriespoking between the seams of our futurebrick-bordered gardenfilled with thyme, thyme, thyme(we have nothing but timeand striped tomatoes). you smell bright & brilliantspiced & soft like a chai-laced dream orchamomile & sunflowers &speckles of baby’s breath &surely these aches rooted…… Continue reading the smell of moss