Hand to mouth by Adrienne Drobnies

Poem title: Hand to mouth Poet name: Adrienne Drobnies Poem: I’d like to be better at forgiveness not picking at that brittle broken nail or hammering a rusty one into your savage little heart – nursing a grievance always feels like feeding on my own skin autopsy then autophagy but that’s my zombie midnight snack light headed I open my mouth blood rushes out like the bloom of a carnivorous flower End of poem. Credits and bio: Copyright © Adrienne Drobnies Previously published in Salt and Ashes (Signature Editions, 2019) Adrienne Drobnies is a Vancouver poet and scientist. Her debut poetry collection Salt and Ashes (Signature Editions) won the Fred Kerner Book Award from the Canadian Authors Association and was longlisted for the Fred Cogswell Award for Excellence in Poetry. Her long poem “Randonnées” won the Gwendolyn MacEwen Award and was a finalist for the CBC literary award.