bindweed chicory, weed
wild geranium bind ranunculus, weed
forget me not in the scorpion grass,
and so, I’m nursing hurtsickle, become your
a dove’s foot prates the lesser celadine, as you
KELLY HOFFER is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop in poetry. She was recently a Creative Writing Teaching Fellow at Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand. Her work was recognized as a finalist for the 2017 American Literary Review Award in poetry and as a finalist for the 2018 Omnidawn Single Poem Broadside Contest. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in BathHouse Journal, Radar Poetry, and Turbine/Kapohau, The Bennington Review, and Hubbub. She is currently a PhD student in English at Cornell University, and so she lives in Ithaca, NY, very close to a waterfall.