Caseyrenée Lopez
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"i want you both"
Caseyrenée Lopez
Writer of the Month


careless desire for love
forbidden intimacy
my anxiety abated

two perfect halves
naked soft and sleek

his right hand between
my thighs—her body
on top of me, dazed

my breasts, his mouth
stoking a fire to a blaze
her kisses on my neck
i remember everything


found poetry, source material: The Vampire Armand by Anne Rice (1998), pages 246-253
appears in heretic bastard

Originally from Georgia, Caseyrenée Lopez relocated with their family to Virginia in the summer of 2017. Caseyrenée works as a professor of English at John Tyler Community College. They are the author of two full-length collections of poetry, the new gods (Bottlecap Press, March 2018) and i was born dead (About Editions, October 2018), as well as a chapbook heretic bastard (Clare Songbirds Publishing House, forthcoming). In addition to teaching and writing, Caseyrenée also edits Crab Fat Magazine and publishes poetry and experimental work by queer and trans people at Damaged Goods Press. They tweet @caseyreneelopez.