last year, as a lush

Charlotte Covey

  1. start with you: silvered eyes that made me. a violet knee, a sucked neck. heavy

    tongue, a brew made in cauldrons and bedrooms.

  2. maybe i was mania you
    craved. a love potion, quick to fade. read the label: 24 hours only. this spell hungers blood.

  3. i am nothing but a mouth. i drink your salt, your candle wax. i’ll drink anything                you tell me. ll me.


Charlotte Covey is from St. Mary’s County, Maryland. Currently, she is an MFA candidate in poetry at the University of Missouri – St. Louis. She has poetry published or forthcoming in journals such as The Normal SchoolSalamander MagazineSlipstreamThe MacGuffin, and Cider Press Review. She is co-editor-in-chief of Milk Journal.


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Charlotte Covey