Photograph by Sima Ebrahimi
Notes For Self
being Henry is like being Pepsi
everybody hates Henry
is he East or West?
yeah, I answer
bad poetry reeks of alliteration, but
let their bruises blossom
have I shown you how my Monstera Deliciosa
moves towards the light?
have you ever gone swimming for a first date?
teach me how to speak kiss in Gaelic
I was sure that yesterday
was the last day of you
Yessica Klein is a German-Brazilian poet based in Berlin. She holds a MA in Creative Writing from Kingston University (London, UK) and was shortlisted for the 2017 Jane Martin Poetry Prize (Cambridge University, UK). Her writing has been featured in Magnum Photos, Salt Magazine, 3:AM, The Moth and many more.