Frail

Like rain-worn newspapers
whose ink has leaked 
out, so does my soul as 
the words “you have relapsed” 
leave the lips of a 
finely-ironed coated man.

The plans of hotel bookings, interviews
and catacomb crawls crumble like last spring’s
browning brittle petals, preparing for early 
March’s windstorms that will finally pluck 
them from their string-like stems. 

Nothing can match the frailness that inhabits 
a body when they are told their cells are rebelling. 

— MORGAN BOYER

Morgan Boyer is the author of The Serotonin Cradle (Finishing Line Press, 2018) and a graduate of Carlow University. Boyer has been featured in Kallisto Gaia Press, Thirty West Publishing House, Oyez Review, Pennsylvania English, and Voices from the Attic. Boyer is a neurodivergent bisexual woman who resides in Pittsburgh, Penn.