Night Musk

There’s a dragon
in every skunk.

When
threatened,
he breathes
white
musk
and burns
your scent.

-Kristin Yates

Kristin Yates is home-grown from the backyard, flora and fauna rooting inside the wilderness trail of Lewisville, NC. She’s currently working on her PhD in Rhetoric/Composition, specializing in animal rhetorics. By morning, she reads Mary Oliver and writes in nature. By day, she teaches and tutors college writing, with a focus on self-care and activism. Her poetry has previously appeared in Salem College’s Incunabula and also in The New Verse News. https://www.instagram.com/beautefantasy/

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