• An Insult To Biology

    Rebecca Wolff

    Summer 2022

    This mutuality
    how you hiss at me on the phone your expletives
    how I relish
    the brutality of prefiguring: partially severing
    your head from your body—particular

    arteries, slicing
    motion of my blade. How ruthlessly I would

    move. For we

    have made our children
    they live on the earth and are its last hope

    and your DNA and my phenotype and the work
    of our blood constricting—they live together.

    Rebecca Wolff is the author of four collections of poetry, most recently One Morning[Symbol] (Wave Books, 2015), and a novel, The Beginners (Riverhead Books, 2011). She is the editor of Fence, and lives in the Hudson Valley, where she is a fellow at the New York State Writers Institute at the University at Albany.

    Read More

    Web Design and Development by Riverworks Marketing