Ashes by Dani Marty
Updated: Jan 5, 2019
She took in authors recommended by the man she loved.
Took in words to open herself to him and clung to past conversations long forgotten.
She was not well.
Escaping into prose like wells of tar.
Dark circles rimmed eyes of glassy concentration.
Like the darkness of his taste in books, she let him consume her.
Dani Marty is a Latinx writer from New Mexico. She lettered in Creative Writing in high school and took several Creative Writing and Poetry courses in college. She has been writing for over 16 years and has recently begun sharing her work.