︎︎︎ Zoe Contros Kearl

︎ Mar 23, 2024

Kiss lips to styrofoam,
scenic views of kindness,
what does it mean to be
at the end of culture?
Nothing revolutionary
about France in September,
cruel summer nearly over.
One thousand days one thousand
nights, the church bells ring
at all the wrong hours.
Again, with the elegiac tone.
I am not without cruelty.
And then there’s you:
my most American want.

Zoe Contros Kearl is a writer and editor raised in Texas and based in Vermont. Recent writing can be found in Action Books Blog, Los Angeles Review, Maudlin House, Tupelo Quarterly, and elsewhere. ZCK currently serves as Nonfiction Editor for American Chordata Magazine.