god of naught | Nicole Beck

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Nicole Beck has worked various stints as a bank teller, an office worker, and a retail bookseller, while completing a bachelor’s in film and art history. The god of naught is her first published chapbook. Red Bird Chapbooks has accepted her second collection of poetry, forthcoming in 2018. She currently lives in Philadelphia.  

 

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Instead of kissing you

I went to the hospital

when the truth would have saved me

I lied

ghosts in every mirror swam and fluttered

I hid under your bed

roads and sidewalks sweltered, hot with curses

I walked my insomnia on a leash at midnight

in the morning you were pressed into my skin

I wore the red of your rosary

between my breasts.