On The Resistance I Met Creating You, Here,
even moonlight deals cold strokes of pain to your temples, so I lick loose your braids and tremble as impaled deer scamper out from between follicles, mash blood-fevered hooves into the sides of your face. And while I pinch everything clean, let me ask you this: How many ways can you hurt yourself on the sound “alone?” If I pull my jaw down, you glare, shake out the knives, then do you get the picture?
Alexa Theofanidis attends St. John’s School in Houston, Texas, where she is the co-Editor-in-Chief of the literary arts journal Imagination. Her work appears in Rising Phoenix Review, The Loud Journal, The Scribe Review, and elsewhere, in addition to having been recognized by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association and Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. Currently, Alexa reads poetry for COUNTERCLOCK Journal.