it's a raw deal the hunting heron's frightening eye it's a square call from a round mouth, the frog's fear we imagine such an end or if we don't who can blame us, having escaped for so long? I think about how large we are and how small. it's a raw deal however you cut it predator or cauldron sample or multipack deadly affection, unkind love no science heals this living
Kyla Houbolt (she, her), born and raised in North Carolina, currently occupies Catawba territory in Gastonia, NC. Her first two chapbooks, Dawn’s Fool and Tuned were published in 2020. More about them on her website, https://www.kylahoubolt.com/. Her individually published pieces online can be found on her Linktree: https://linktr.ee/luaz_poet. She is on Twitter @luaz_poet.