You trip into my tongue /
I want to keep you there forever /
Speak for me /
Fill me with your balladry /
Your saliva will grow fresh fruit /
Under my stuttering gum /
Anastasia Jill is a queer writer living in the South. Her work has been nominated for Best of the Net and Best Small Fiction Anthology and has been featured with Poets.org, Lunch Ticket, FIVE:2:ONE, apt, Anomaly Literary Journal, 2River, Gertrude Press, Minola Review, and more.