Sophie Klahr's poetry, essays, and reviews appear in publications such as Ploughshares, Gulf Coast, and The Rumpus. Her collaborative projects have included creating scenic texts with the contemporary dance theatre collective inFluxdance, and she is the poetry editor of Gigantic Sequins. Born in Pittsburgh, PA, she currently lives in Los Angeles, CA.
His absence makes me out of mind. Out, heart—fucked limb.
There’s no hole I haven’t licked
or liked or longed for of his. Unplug, he says, meaning our affair
and what it should do, how the thread
should shudder out. I shrug. Absence: the fondness,
the foundering. A choke of fickle light.