Their Words In My Mouth — Anna Postelnyak

their words in my mouth
gnaw at my tongue
till I cry out in pain
and spill
their words in my mouth
pry at my lips
till I vomit your pleasure
and fill
their words in my mouth
poison my breath
till I gasp in despair
and kill
my words in my mouth


Anna Postelnyak (she/her) was born in Ukraine, raised in Canada, and now resides in Washington DC. Trained as a pianist (Royal Conservatory of Music, Canada) and later as a historian (University of Toronto, BA and MA), Anna has been writing poetry since childhood. Her poems have been featured by the Poetry Society of New York and accepted for publication by Day Eight Press and Emrys Journal (both forthcoming).