After Pascale Petit

I found out where
my heart is that he’s
cut out with his tiny scissors. He stitched
it to a t-shirt with her
name on.


in New York they spend the weekend together,
wandering down avenues that all look the
same. She wears the t-shirt, picks the seams
like a puffy pink itch.


Elaine Baker is a freelance poetry teacher and mentor. She has a passion for inspiring the next generation of poets and works in schools. Her pamphlet Winter with Eva is out with V Press. Her website is: www.elaine-baker.com