Selena Cotte

In many ways I am like a bomb

and I do fancy myself the comparison:

What I would give to be as smooth,

curved & dangerous. Don’t get me

wrong: I have some ways to go.

I want to be planned like the bomb.

I want precision, scientific execution.

I would never ask you to forgive me for

committing violence for violence’s sake.

I only ask that the explosions become

programmed so that I may open (&

close up) at will.

About the Author

Selena Cotte (she/her) is a poet and internet scholar living online and/or in Chicago. She is originally from Orlando, the Most Magical Place on Earth.