Jessica D. Thompson

Sitting with the Dead

There are no words
for this noble 

My tongue

against the roof 

of my mouth.  

lay bricks 
behind my eyes,

my teeth
become tiny chairs. 


Jessica D. Thompson has work in Appalachian Heritage, Atlanta Review, The Sow's Ear Poetry Review, and in anthologies such as Circe's Lament: Anthology of Wild Women Poetry (Accents Publishing). She received the James Baker Hall Memorial Prize in Poetry (2013), the Kudzu Poetry Prize (2014), and is author of the poetry chapbook Bullets and Blank Bibles (Liquid Paper Press, 2013). Jessica has work forthcoming in The Southern Review


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