Every Friday night we feature a short story, essay, personal narrative, poem,
spoken word, or short film for your enjoyment.
Tonight’s poem is from Meghan Kemp-Gee
When this is over, I want to be
the bitter taste of blood between your teeth,
the smoke that you can’t wash out of your clothes, the bombed-out city wrapped inside your bones.
Meghan Kemp-Gee writes screenplays, comics, and poetry in Los Angeles and Vancouver. She’s an MFA student at Chapman University, and her poetry has appeared in Switchback and Sixfold. Her poem “Pantoum” won the Lyric Poetry Award from the Poetry Society of America.