Hannah Bishop: I Will Never Be a Galaxy

Hannah Bishop: I Will Never Be a Galaxy

Or Current Bagel Lover


rain sounds like a car pulling into the driveway

then i remember i live alone


i put dust in my tea

watch it swirl and know

i have made a galaxy

Flay Woman


you want so badly for me to be fractal

but i will never be a galaxy

or algae or even a fault line


so take my skin

forgive where it is too loose or too tight

you may hang it on a hook at the end of the day

and wait for nothing to grow from it

Hannah Bishop is an MFA poetry candidate at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She is originally from New Jersey. She works in a gastroenterology office but usually prefers reading poems to looking at pictures of intestines. Hannah especially enjoys sweets, cartoons, fun facts, and her dog, Teek. Her work has appeared in Noble / Gas Qtrly and Seneca Review.