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Michelle Bitting: The Great Fire

When plague grips a grand city in its pitch and airless
fist, flames bore holes in flesh that the rats sing
sweetly through.

September 21, 2022 · 7 Comments

Michelle Bitting: Pandemic Mask Sonnet

The world’s gone mad at the wheel
While bees and seas soar for bloom, germs and chaos
Straining against reorder.

November 21, 2021 · 8 Comments

Michelle Bitting: Ode to Sex with You

lips two wild pulsing fish
swift bubbles of nothing
moaned into the air’s
naked ear

July 8, 2020 · 1 Comment

Michelle Bitting: Walls

Worst I had to deal with, well, I suppose that time my son was shut in a padded room and shit himself at the special needs school. He was 13 and having one helluva wiring crisis. I got called to come get him after he graffitied his feces across white walls.

June 1, 2020 · 2 Comments

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