texts i sent myself

by Emilie Kneifel

text 1
when he calls
himself a place
for worship

she says
the mouth is a temple too

text 2
she spells lose
loose because she’s
right the impact
dangles like an unfalling tooth

text 3
he held down
a letter to spell it
the effort a guess
that solidified

emilie kneifel is a poet/critic, editor at The Puritan/Theta Wave, creator of CATCH/PLAYD8s, and also a list. find 'em at emiliekneifel.com, @emiliekneifel, and in Tiohtiáke.