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The Wedding of Psyche

Jesi Bender

Mise en abyme:
The whispers of jealous sisters
Warm like the western wind
She held coins beneath her tongue
A hollow, grey place between

Was I asleep or drunk on ambrosia
When she stepped onto the ledge
& jumped into that gaping, eternal Rite?

She fell & the falling felt like forever.

Jesi Bender is an artist from upstate New York. Her work has appeared in Split Lip, Lunch Ticket, and Winter Tangerine, among others.