Being Ill by Aiyana Masla

Laying still
has ripped open
a thin, temporal levity

on a morning
it is snowing
my own worth revealed to me

again & again, again
an    incandescent    nothingness.

Aiyana Masla is the author of the chapbook Stone Fruit (Bottlecap Press, 2020).  Her work has appeared in Cordella Press, Field Notes, West Trestle Review, in the collection So Many Ways to Draw a Ghost, and elsewhere. Aiyana grew up in a rural hill town, and is now living in New York city. She is an interdisciplinary artist and anti bias educator. More of her work can be found at or on social media @AiyanaMaslaArt