A poem by Nicole Chvatal (Poetry ’19)

“Fifteen Months and I’m Still Not Over It,” a poem by 2019 alum Nicole Chvatal, was recently featured in Husk. Read an excerpt of Chvatal’s poem below:

Fifteen Months and I’m Still Not Over It

I tuck a napkin under my chin

and wear the memory of you

like a shield against my heart,

hold a table to my chest to ward off

this lioness of grief.

Dinner alone—a banquet

if I spin it—convinced

I’m cool enough

to the touch, microwave safe

when nuked two to four minutes.


Read this poem in its entirety here: https://huskzine.com/issues/husk-1-1/fifteenmonthsandimstillnotoverit/