money – Anastasia Jill



Her skirt is velvet
and slit right up a
honeyed thigh —

Fendi cheeks and nails
sharp brand my back in
bloody gold.

There is a red strap on her hip
bone, the mark of a hot,
leather touch.

It hurts but she should be
happy; after all, she has

She dresses herself in
gasoline, the designer kind
that burns

raw liquor where skin once
stood. She closes your eyes,
paints them scarred.

Don’t question her —
the only currency she
knows is Venus and


Anastasia Jill (Anna Keeler) is a queer poet and fiction writer living in the southern United States. She is a current editor for the Smaeralit Anthology. Her work has been published or is upcoming with, Lunch Ticket, FIVE:2:ONE, Ambit Magazine, apt, Into the Void Magazine, 2River, and more.