Ovoid Mourning

Twin knobs, a chasm apart
gently laid to rest atop each hip bone

Sleek when operative but protruding now
from her cultivated
wasted body

Colorless, the color of sand, the color
of nothing

I hope the two of us will be enough.

​Emily Bieniek is a first-year law student at The George Washington University Law School. Her debut novel, On the Great Land, was published by Ward Street Press in October 2017.

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