I’m enjoying a hoagie

Amy Marvin

"Invited to the Portland gender inclusive womb
magic circle after doing research on tender
spells, selling the essential oil epiphany that All Is
Emotional Labor. I don my ceremonial twee clutching

a kombucha goblet, we all gather before the Moon
where I am revealed to not be so fragile after all.
I yell to the stars a recipe for decent pizza, the night
bleeds Dunkin coffee, the high priestx shouts, “ey pal

whatchadoin,” and it’s too late. There’s cheesesteaks on
every corner, the bagels are boiled, folx are swearing
at each other and too rushed to wait in line for brunch,
I’m enjoying a hoagie and planning to pull an all-nighter."