Ezra Mars: Blood



has returned

to stain my briefs

Six weeks without

a testosterone shot

will do that


Months will pass

before I can refill

my prescription

No health insurance

only makes this harder


I had to reuse

a dirty needle

for the last drop

knowing well enough

infection would follow

Anything to keep her,

the previous form



Ezra Mars is a graduate of Columbia College Chicago’s film program. He currently resides in his home state of West Virginia, where he is focusing on his work in film and poetry.