Call Me Wallaby//Dani Putney


Tuck me into your fat,

nuzzle my cheek as I unravel

within your belly, escapee

of the prickly desert.

The microcosm of our macro-

molecular pouch births the bilayer

of sandwiched love, caught

in a furry blizzard of eyelash kisses,

tongue tangos, umbilical matrimony.

We’re hypodermic bygones,

tangled in a hop-hop interstice,

stitched to the convergent cells

of paws interlocked,

caked in dirt.

Dani Putney is a queer, non-binary, Asian American poet exploring the West. They’re often lost in the kaleidoscope of their gender. Most recently, their poetry appears or is forthcoming in Noble / Gas QtrlyPrismatica Magazine, and Transcend, among others. Presently, they’re infiltrating a small conservative town in Nevada.