Save Me a Smoke by Katherine Michalik

Pulling at myself,

I burned black, filled
them with decay. My cracked

lips seeped
secrets I couldn’t hold
between sticky hairs.




Katherine Michalik
… is a contributing guest author for Germ, which means the following criteria (and then some) have been met: possessor of a fresh, original voice; creator of fresh, original content; genius storyteller; superlative speller; fantastic dancer; expert joke teller; handy with a toolbox; brilliant at parties; loves us as much as we love them.



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