My    body    is    a    pillar

in  a  dust   storm,   eroded

by a million tiny violences

until it exhales

into shapelessness

and       I       become    one

with            the          debris.




Lily Makowski is a writer and performer from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, and a recent graduate of the University of Alberta with a degree in Music and Creative Writing. She is the recipient of the 2016 Zenko Memorial Prize, and her work has been featured in Glass Buffalo, the Olive Reading chapbook series, and on QueerDeerMedia.com. You can follow her on Twitter at twitter.com/LilyMakowski.