TO THE JELLYFISH WHO STUNG

by Jessica Beck Alberg

TO THE JELLYFISH WHO STUNG

Thank you for those

red sweltering 

 

child scribbles. I look

beautiful with your

addition to my body.

 

Thank you for your reminder

of my distance from nature,

from cedars

and their glued

-on needles.

 

For the warning 

that I do not belong.

 

Thank you for your hidden ways

and thank you 

for your brainless form

which reacts instead of thinks.

I could use more of that.

 

People who kiss instead 

of thinking about 

kissing. Who hurt instead 

of thinking 

about hurting. 

Jessica Beck Alberg is a queer west coast poet currently doing her required time in New York City. She is a double master of poetry, holding one MFA from The New School and one MsC from The University of Edinburgh. She was recently published in 'Gramma Press' and ‘VIRTUE 02.' When not falling out of trees, or talking to the moon, she’s busy not texting people back 

Jessica Beck Alberg

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