By Risha Mae Ordas
in the six weeks waiting to get new skin
i will drink jugs of holy water
from the tap outside the church
to cleanse my intestines
of your revolting saliva
Risha Mae Ordas (she/her) is a poet, a short story writer, and a professor. She is the author of the upcoming chapbook entitled "Juvenile Womanhood" (NakedCat Publishing). Her works have appeared or are forthcoming in Novice, Moonbow Magazine, the Afterpast Review, and Porchlit Magazine. She is based in Baguio City, Philippines.