We have done little harms to each other,
and we shared soup when the moment was right.
Remember the nights we animalled until full dawn,
Libby Burton received a BA from the University of Virginia and an MFA from Columbia University. She is the author of Soft Volcano (Saturnalia Books, 2018), which was selected by Ross Gay as the winner of the 2017 Saturnalia Books Poetry Prize. The recipient of an Amy Award from Poets & Writers, she currently serves as a senior editor at Henry Holt. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.