It’s hard to address this missed connection. You aren’t a static thing. Your hair seems ever-changing, but my favorite was the brunette bob with lilac tips.
Writing by Emily Perkovich
Art by SayWhat
This piece was part of our editor’s line up. See DMs for a NSFW piece by Emily Perkovich, EiC of Querencia Press et al.
About The Writer
Emily Perkovich is from the Chicago-land area. She is the Editor in Chief of Querencia Press, an art evaluator with Persephone’s Daughter, and on the Women in Leadership Advisory Board with Valparaiso University. Her work strives to erase the stigma surrounding trauma victims and their responses. Her piece This is Performance-Art was a finalist for the 50th New Millennium Writings Award and she is a 2021 Best of the Net nominee. She is previously published with Harness Magazine, Coffin Bell Journal, and Awakened Voices among others. She is the author of the poetry collections Godshots Wanted: Apply Within (Sunday Mornings at the River) & The Number 12 Looks Just Like You (Finishing Line Press), baby, sweetheart, honey (Alien Buddha Press) as well as the novella Swallow. DMs is a poem from baby, sweetheart, honey July 16 2023.
About the Artist
SayWhat is a constant question-aire. Living in a bubble in the DC area and shackled by words, pants held up by suspenders not belts. Possibly AI ‘Tis the question. Judge for yourself. TBD-Not-PDQ. Fond of threads, ropes, wines, vines, and beans. Blank rolls of paper, world peace, and useless anecdotes also appeal. Sprung, but not from offspring. Maskaraids as a member of the institution. Favorite love story: Alice in Wonderland.