Tanka (Aftercare)

tanner x


babygirl. Body

a white rose beaded with snow.

Quivering with held

breath as I peel you away

and bind you between heartbeats.



Tanner X is a student currently enrolled in Georgia College and State University, working towards an English major. He has had work published in Penultimate Peanut, SHARE, Evocations Review, Unlimited Literature, Porch Critters and The Peacocks Feet, as well as receiving the Academy of American Poets’ Student Poetry Prize for my poem “The Wind Gatherer.”