No Mark Spiral (CutBank Books, 2018)

art by Ariel Chu and Rainie Oet

No Mark Spiral - Rainie Oet

Me Mask


The mache

mask I made

in third grade

hangs by a thread

over me

turning slowly

as I lie

in my bed.

Reaching up

I can’t reach it

even now

since I grew.

This space is how

much I love you