Bud by Magdalawit Makonnen

Get inside

a sequined dream.


Quiet girl

 on whose quiet back,

on whose upright lips—


a line to break open.


Fissure of words against memory’s stone—

a song in one ear.


Author Bio
Magdalawit Makonnen is an Ethiopian-born writer residing in Los Angeles, CA. She received her English/Creative Writing BA from UCLA, and currently is working toward her Creative Writing MFA at Antioch University Los Angeles. Her pieces have appeared in Pyrta (India), African Writing Magazine (UK), The View From Here (UK), MiPOesias, Volt, and other publications.