Lauren Hilger

It Sails Off

When lightning
goes inside you
it doesn’t come out,

a decentering

and he’s in.

Let me sit in snow
for two hours

with this rein
in my teeth.
Unbutton my glove.

Happen to me.

Lauren Hilger was named the 2012 Nadya Aisenberg Fellow from the MacDowell Colony. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Black Warrior Review, The Cortland Review, and Harvard Review Online, among other journals. She is a finalist for the DISQUIET International Literary Prize and serves as the Poetry Editor for No Tokens Journal.