“Elegy,” by Megan Pinto (Poetry ’18)

2018 poetry graduate Megan Pinto was recently featured in Image. Read an excerpt of “Elegy” below:


The body, where does it go? Winter
has come and almost gone. I have not touched
my body in months. If I wash myself

where will you go? Once, my skin held the scent
of you, once your body was warm against mine, once
we were naked and you bit me, your spit

on my skin—yesterday I found your hair
on a pillow. I kept it there. Tonight, like every
night before, the moon comes and cannot sleep.

Read the rest of this poem here: https://imagejournal.org/article/elegy-2/