Feature image by Ashley Bickerton, m-DNA_eve 1, 2013. Oil and acrylic on digital print on wood, 88 × 74 × 5 in.

For four years I carry
your bones like water
from a well.
I am burning in this life
and the next.

Khalym Kari Burke Thomas

Khalym Kari Burke-Thomas is a first-year candidate in poetry at the University of Wyoming.