stretch the hours before giving in
ignore the pounding / lump in my throat

cross my eyes   pretend    it never happened
suck it all up  this is how i want to look

i hold the sinking flesh    with cusped hands
see myself spread thin   count how much it takes to burn
an entire body / myself until i waste

becoming of myself   a disappearing act
then get what i ask for

katixa espinoza is a Miami-native latina writer residing in Brooklyn. she fulfills her art student quota by drinking excessive amounts of coffee and being a walking cliché. her works can be found on Sea Foam Mag, YesPoetry and other places as well. you can find her overanalyzing everything on or @kattidk_ on twitter.