on some days i am not birthed
on others i am lake ripples
dragging my ring finger over your thigh

these nights i dream in anaphora,
on some moons i am catharsis
on others i am dry, swaying tree branch

you remind me of cinnamon &
on some thoughts i cannot help but
cry because you are palms on cold water,
nose feelings of winter air & cigarettes


Sarah Dauer is a first year at Mount Holyoke College. Her minor superpowers include: stockpiling hot cheetos, making lists, and wearing socks. “tfw he’s dirt” has been previously published in Moneta, Mount Holyoke College’s Literary Journal.
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Vagabond City Literary Journal

Founded in 2013, we are a literary journal dedicated to publishing outsider literature. We publish art, prose, reviews, and interviews from marginalized creators.