NOVEMBER 14, 2022


Raccoon-furred flail,

nestled in

its nest of thorny husks

and bristles,

fearlessly takes flight

at the slightest affection,

clinging to you as you once did to me--

prickly yet hooked.

Sam Lesek lives in Toronto, Canada. She usually writes speculative fiction and poetry, but she really just works with whatever words her mind gives her to string together. Her writing has recently appeared in 34 Orchard, Rune Bear Weekly, and Star*Line. Find her on Twitter @SamLesek