Promise of Fortune

Ginger K. Hintz

we both wanted more 
so we took it

                                                                                            hands act like scarves 
                                                                                           wrapped around necks 
                                                                                                             turned over 
                                                                                                                     for you 
                                                                                                                face down 
                                                                                             filled with your effort

like dusty mandarins
marked with stranger’s fingerprints 
how do you carry your violence?


Ginger K. Hintz, originally from South Dakota, eventually found her way to Oakland, CA. She is a self-taught poet and independent scholar with a day job. She has an MA in American Cultural Studies. Find Ginger at Publications include Friends of William Stafford Journal, Bluestockings Magazine, Q/A Poetry. She was a finalist for the 2021 Stephen A DiBiase Poetry Prize and semifinalist for the 2021 Crab Creek Review Poetry Prize.