Catherynne M. Valente

(5 May 1979 / Seattle, Washington)

Glass, Blood, And Ash

I.


Please, silk-​​sister, do this thing for me.

I do not want to sit on that broad-​​backed horse,
or smell his skin, grassy and hot as boiled husks,
inside a shirt ropy with gold tassels and primogeniture.

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