Susan Alexander is author of The Dance Floor Tilts published by Thistledown Press, October 2017. She is the recipient of the 2017 prize for the Whistler Poet’s Pause Competition, the 2016 Short Grain prize and the 2015 Vancouver Writers’ Festival poetry contest. Her work has appeared in chapbooks, an anthology and several literary magazines, including most recently ARC and CV2.
The ache wakes her,
her breasts so hard and tender.
Something wrong with the nipples.
How they pull inside her
when she’s cold
If it isn’t breasts, it’s hips.
Femurs lengthen in the dark hours.
At times, she…