Katrina Kaye

if i curl
tight enough
in the hidden
hole between

awake and asleep

i can retain

if i am
still and silent
in the soft
space between

night and day

i can feel
my body beat
i can clear
my voice and
whisper my

if i stay here,
eyes closed,
mind uninterrupted
in the comfort between

oblivion and

i can pretend
i have not
been forgotten

i can let
time turn her
face to the sun
and close
her eyes
to the light

my loneliness
will matter

my emptiness
will be realized

this is where
i find myself
where time is
relative and
the darkness
can’t get me

“if” is previously published in Rabbits for Luck (2016).


Katrina Kaye