A Love Letter


by Olivia Thomakos

Your sundial ancestor calls, insists you
keep your nose from the air. Face unwrinkled

by the past, you: tireless dancer circling
the day, not worrying what comes

next. Touch me more. Show me what
makes you tick. Spin me in your made-up

clicks, your arbitrary flick of vertical
arms stretched with the dawn

as sun lights your morning frame,
as cuckoo innards caw. It isn’t love yet

but give it time.


About the Author

Olivia Thomakos is an English as a Second Language teacher and writer from Ohio, USA. She is currently pursuing a Master’s in Creative Writing at the University of Edinburgh. She is published or forthcoming in Dreich Magazine, Loud Coffee Press, and small leaf poetry studio among other blogs and university magazines. Olivia writes to make sense of the world around her.

Post Image

Gabriel Rossetti, Beata Beatrix Dante, c. 1864 (detail)

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