3 Poems – Anastasia K. Gates

 

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Feed me the stars—
if I am born of stardust, 
what I crave is the taste 
of my own making.
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“Peaches and cream 
warm as toast
soft as silk”
in this love, she woke me 
before i’d guess the color 
of her bra
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Dear self: like a copper spoon pulled 
from fire, you melt then scoop me up
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Anastasia K. Gates is an emerging poet, memoirist, and artist from Pennsylvania. She served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Vanuatu and Zambia and is a current student at Columbia University. Her work unearths the voice of global womanhood that wanders the natural landscape. She takes solace in the quietude of the forest, the fire of the sun, and the infinite universe within.

Follow her on Instagram @anastasiakgates.

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