XVI. The Tower

welcome back
by Vanessa Maki | January 18, 2020

chaos & destruction are the lovers
that keep coming back without warning
they bring forth loss & change
& set fire to your newly built towers

yet again
it all comes crumbling down

but maybe it’s liberation


Vanessa Maki (she/her) is a queer writer, artist, and blk feminist whose work has appeared or will appear in various places. She has self-published a handful of chapbooks and currently has two forthcoming in 2020: sweet like limes (Bone & Ink Press) and the chosen one (Animal Heart Press).