i am full of children i do not want
clumsy and fingerless, i melt from your bell sleeves
i swallow you in teaspoons, unpregnant
a void of pink apples and swollen from salt
oh my hush, my baby sugar, my ghost-white and beloved
i can smell you with my sex
and i am fingerless like your bell sleeves
ARIELLE TIPA is a writer who lives near a haunted lake in New York. Her work has appeared in Vagabond City, Millennial Pink, among others, and is forthcoming in Ache, Breadcrumbs Mag, and Dream Pop Press. She is the founding editor of Occulum.