caress of the membrane,
my brain needs to float
past this cage,
take some time to
go blank –
let the white noise like
sensuous fingers of smoke
my face,
glittering with each nerve ending’s pecking kisses,
sweet tingling transformation:
I am a doubled edge,

and the vibes course through the veins
but this haze
is the only mirror
that remains.



Photographer: Morgan Chidsey
Stylist: Lauren Jenkins
HMUA: Jenn Karsner, Wallflower Management
Model: Claire-Bailey Lee, The Dragonfly Agency
Clothing: Neiman Marcus Last Call at Grapevine Mills
Poem: Garrett Smith

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