Sizzle//Dani Putney


Boy,

I clutch your dusty leg

as if to say stop

but also:

      never let go.

Our torsos

drown in lakes

of plasma—my aorta

transects waterborne.

A skeleton tells all

like flies lapping aftermath.

Is this

hush. Bleed

within me.

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.