Many of Me // Hollis M. Rigney

How many of me

or those like me

are hovering birdlike,


shimmering above

their bodies, looking

down and knowing

this is not something

to drink from. This

is not a pink dahlia.

This not the body

we can survive off,

but it is all we have.

Hollis M. Rigney is a non-binary queer poet who lives and works in Orange, CA and San Diego, CA. Their work has previously appeared in Calliope, Sapere Aude, The Messy Heads, and Neologism Poetry, and they have forthcoming work in Ghost City Press. They are also the co-editor-in-chief of The Fruit Tree. Contact them at or on Twitter @unisexlove.

Image by Matthew Gilford

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