I think of William’s grandmother, who said of trees that she was bored of them! Then promptly died. I think of sediment in a wine bottle. I think of my hungry cat who will sit very close to me and stare, as if begging the question What exactly is the difference between now and five minutes from now?

Giulia Bencivenga is a data analyst and the author of GIULIA BENCIVENGA IS A MANIAC (Inpatient Press, 2019), Unreasonable Whole (Gauss PDF, 2019), and CUD (nueoi press, 2020). Their work appears in Prelude Magazine, Peach Mag, Wonder and has been translated into Italian. They run the reading series Two Snake in Los Angeles and sometimes host virtual poetry workshops.