“If it was lust that had defined us—
their lust and fear of our deep places
we have done our time
as faceless torsos licked by fire
we are in the open, on our way—
- Adrienne Rich
Jessica Franck is an MFA candidate at Indiana University and Poetry Editor of the Indiana Review. She calls Minnesota home. Her work has appeared, or is forthcoming, in CutBank and Crab Orchard Review.