& wouldn’t that be something / to disappear
so neatly / that only creation can sing of you
An avid introvert, full-time carbon-based life-form and aspiring himbo, Ashley Cline crash-landed in south Jersey some time ago, and still calls that strange land home. A Best of the Net 2020 finalist, her poetry has appeared in 404 Ink, Okay Donkey, and Parentheses Journal, among others. Her debut chapbook, & watch how easily the jaw sings of god is available now (Glass Poetry Press, 2021), while her second chapbook, should the earth reclaim you, is forthcoming from Bone & Ink Press. Once, in the summer of 2019, she crowd-surfed an inflatable sword to Carly Rae Jepsen, and her best at all-you-can-eat sushi is 5 rolls in 11 minutes. This is her first skull. Twitter: @the_Cline. Instagram: @clineclinecline.