Jordi Alonso

Still wet
with the salt
of the sea,

slivers of flesh
show through shells

waiting to be
teased open
with a touch of a tongue.

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Jordi Alonso studied English at Kenyon College and is the Turner Fellow in Poetry at Stony Brook Southampton where he received his MFA. He’s been published in BookRiot, The Portland Review, The Lyric, and other journals. Honeyvoiced, his first book of poems, was published by XOXOX Press in 2014 and his chapbook, The Lovers’ Phrasebook, is forthcoming from Red Flag Poetry Service. He is the Poetry and Translation Editor of The Whale. Tweet him @villainpoet