I hide inside my clothes and watch through the threads

I hide inside my clothes and watch through the threads
by Cortney Cassidy


Everything I like to do is warm
and anonymous

I would like to read and eat and nap
every two or four or twelve hours
until bedtime

I would like to type
about my problems
from bed

But I’m interrupted by the city
it seeps through my walls
above and below

is techno
or The Office song every 40 minutes

a white Buddhist takes a break from his chants
to sneeze

a woman pleads into a politician’s voicemail
for something important


Cortney Cassidy exhibits, prints, and performs text-based work. She has three self-published collections of poetry and has been featured by The Smudge (US), Metatron Press (CAN), and Grafixx (BE). Her fourth collection, 99, will be published by Issue Press in late July 2018.