Blood Moon

Kate Polak

For Pisces

This moon has no

hold over me.

I’ve given up blood as easily

as food, as much

as I hungered. There’s no

cause for alarm.

I am certain that tomorrow,

I will be

dancing at the edge

of the world.

The doves sound like boys

in passing cars.

A storm calls in the distance.

If it wants me

it will find me.




Kate Polak is an artist, writer, and teacher. Her work has recently appeared in Plainsongs, McSweeney’s, So to Speak, Barzakh, The Closed Eye Open and elsewhere. She lives in south Florida and aspires to a swamp hermitage.