Yessica Klein: a poem


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.

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