Rage Hezekiah

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Rage Hezekiah

IVF Cycle One


                                        tender petal                      jellyfish tendril podless pea


the embryologist                                       displays                                         a greyscale gathering


                            I look away


still                                                               inhibited seed


                            bulbous worms of blood


                                                                                                 garnets & rubies


                                                                                                                                             sacral ache


Rage Hezekiah reads “IVF Cycle One”


Rage Hezekiah is a New England-based poet and educator, who earned her MFA from Emerson College. She is a Cave Canem, MacDowell, and Ragdale Fellow, and a recipient of the Saint Botolph Emerging Artist Award. Her new collection, Yearn, is a 2021 Diode Editions Book Contest winner. She is the author of Unslakable (Paper Nautilus Press, 2019) and Stray Harbor (Finishing Line Press, 2019). You can find out more about her writing at ragehezekiah.com.