Self Portrait with Quarantine Instructions
by Crystal Stone
My heart is unraveled strings.
Sew them into a mask. I’ll put it on
my face beneath my eyes.
They are a cooked
marinated in tears.
Crystal Stone is a TEDx speaker and author of two collections of poetry, Knock-Off Monarch (Dawn Valley 2018) and All the Places I Wish I Died (CLASH 2021).