god of naught | Nicole Beck
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.
Instead of kissing you
I went to the hospital
when the truth would have saved me
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.