Jessica Jo Horowitz

I have no knack for dragon slaying
and in truth, what use have I for men
sprung forth from spite and spit and ivory?
But I would bed you on the fields left fallow
so that the sweat of our bodies might fall
into the rich earth, turned over by the hungry blade
of the plow, entrenching us deep,
deep into the dirt where lie aged bones,
to feed the roots, the very rocks.
And there, we let our passions seed the earth
enough to grow an army.

Jessica Jo Horowitz is a Korean-American writer living in New England, studying circus, swords and gods. Previous works have appeared in ChiZine, Star*Line and Eye to the Telescope. She can be found on Twitter: @TransientJ