“Please” by Ashley Elizabeth

Issue 24 / Winter 2021 / Special Issue: Pleasure

Swallow the sun with me
and the heat between
your ribcage will settle
betwixt strewn apart thigh
as you shudder, eyes
flutter indecently. I stifle
the urge to whip out a polaroid
to capture the sharp
inhale you take after
I paw the private parts of you,



Ashley Elizabeth is a writing consultant, teacher, and poet. Her works have appeared in SWWIM, The Hellebore, and Lucky Jefferson, among others. Her chapbook, you were supposed to be a friend, is available from Nightingale & Sparrow. Ashley lives in Baltimore, MD with her partner and their cat.

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