A person's bent elbows resting on their knees.

“Callus” by Chris Alaimo

Calluseson handsand kneesand feeta perfectly naturalresponseto traumasediments on the surfaceamber, lumpyhard and final—pliable and forgiving,the way onlydeath permits—scalloped tonguecracked solesan injunction to entombsterilize the woundpain now and thena function of thickness Chris (he/him) is a poet from Hamilton, ON. His poetry has appeared in Prometheus Dreaming, Plants and Poetry, eris & eros, and The Dewdrop. His foray into poetry was borne of a desire to explore the perennial questions of … Continue reading “Callus” by Chris Alaimo