Kelly Ann Jacobson

“What was it like?”

At night we were moon flowers,
two stars spreading our petals
to bloom, to climb, to tangle
in whisky sheets the open window
could not clean. Drought-resistant,
we carried our night like the books
in our suitcases, pages
pressing us


until one breath blew us away.


Kelly Ann Jacobson is the author of several books under her own name, including I Have Conversations with You in My Dreams (Alabaster Leaves Publishing, 2016), Cairo in White (CreateSpace Independent Publishing, 2015) and The Troublemakers (Black Rose Writing, 2015), as well as several Young Adult LGBTQ novels under her pen name, Annabelle Jay.