"What's the world for you if you can't make it up the way you want."

-Jazz, Toni Morrison


Tenderknit

Tenderknit

I leave the warmth 
home
unadorned
and return to the cold
life.
That which was with me
but set aside in redundancy
becomes again notably absent;
my neck
lacking, bare,
and naked
protests
whimpering in botheration
turned to awful longing
undeterred by ignoration
its persistence
eased only by
nape coloured
leaden sky.


J. Nick Fisk is a native of Las Cruces, New Mexico currently pursuing his PhD in Bioinformatics from Yale University, where he works on evolutionary approaches in cancer biology and general phylogenetic theory. In addition to his scientific works, Fisk has published various poetry in Spanish and English, as well as a fantasy novel entitled 'Ivivin'. Twitter: @inSiliConjurer

Cover photo by eberhard grossgasteiger

Sick

Sick