Dana Alsamsam

Dana Alsamsam is the author of a chapbook, (in)habit (tenderness lit, 2018), and her poems are published or forthcoming in The Massachusetts Review, North American Review, The Shallow Ends, Tinderbox Poetry, Salamander, BOOTH, The Common, and others. Her work has been supported by a fellowship from Lambda Literary's Writers Retreat for Emerging LGBTQ Voices.

My body no longer

as if we could lay ourselves down at our own feet /
to mourn, as if we could shuck skin like a snake, slide away /
naked and new, some born-again eve.