In the Walk-in

poetry 0
Rage Hezekiah


You come
from behind—
press me up
industrial shelves
fingers tacky
with sugar
my arms full
thick bricks
of butter
tumble when
you kiss
my neck
I tug
your cotton
apron's edges
waist strings
bow loose
at your back
I wrap your fists
in bondage
pull you
taste your
salty neck
a gloaming
meyer lemons
heirloom tomatoes
fresh sage
I'm holding
your face
in my hands

Rage Hezekiah is a Cave Canem and MacDowell Fellow who earned her MFA from Emerson College. Her debut collection, Stray Harbor (Finishing Line Press) is forthcoming in 2019.