Holly Day


from the other end of the line

you calmly deliver me

of my dreams of a real family

of a future with you.

how easy it is for you

to sever these bonds between us

how easy it is

for you to cut me free

while I am still hanging on edge

remembering you asleep beside me

how much I still love you.


HOLLY DAYs poetry has recently appeared in Asimov’s Science Fiction, Grain, and Harvard Review. Her newest poetry collections are Where We Went Wrong (Clare Songbirds Publishing), Into the Cracks (Golden Antelope Press), Cross Referencing a Book of Summer (Silver Bow Publishing), and The Tooth is the Largest Organ in the Human Body (Anaphora Literary Press).