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Elena Karina Byrne

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Elena Karina Byrne

Elena Karina Byrne is the author of Squander (Omnidawn, 2016). She is the Literary Programs Director for the Ruskin Art Club and lives in Los Angeles.


by this poet


for the two of me

the thing that eats the heart is mostly heart
and there
I wish, in the burly sun blossom-backwards garden I was hungry,
so damn hungry and afraid again by full open-mouth-desire.
Don’t take this as a garrote good-bye, your airless