Kristen de Kline
+ it's a thousand and one days now kisses trail off down Lawless way she gestures up at the skies puts her hand on my shoulder we watch one hundred suns drop like acid rain (I don't know how I got this way) another hundred kisses fly away our hips sway closer + as the thousand and first day breaks we chase (you stroke) the dragon (the nape of my neck) a chorus of stolen kisses pretty lies paper cuts wings burn what am I to do
Kristen de Kline writes poetry by night and lectures Criminology by day. Their poetry appears in a range of publications including Backstory, Other Terrain, Pink Cover Zine, Press: 100 Love Letters, Guide to Sydney Crime, MAD Poetry Anthology, Australian Poetry Collaboration, Hermes, Have Your Chill and Project 365+1. Kristen’s debut collection Lawless was published by Girls on Key in 2021.