Before dawn’s slow encroachment
my shape descends
to take you altogether – so wholly,
love, your body a burden I long to wear –
& yet, you always wake to reject
the very ascension you long for –
Originally from Pennsylvania, Alicia Hoffman now lives, writes and teaches in Rochester, New York. Author of "Like Stardust in the Peat Moss" (Aldrich Press, 2013), her poems have appeared widely in journals such as Tar River Poetry, Redactions, SOFTBLOW, Camroc Press Review, A-Minor Magazine and elsewhere. Twice nominated for the Pushcart Prize, she is currently completing her MFA in Poetry at the Rainier Writer's Workshop.