Ciona Rouse

Ciona Rouse is co-host of the podcast Re/Verb and the author of Vantablack (Third Man Books, 2017).

November 19, 2019

A poem from the South Carolina Music Issue.

I slipped into a clumsy dress
I built out of magnolia 
leaves, strings and staples
so I could marry Thomas
in the backyard 
back when we adorned
our heads with imaginary
crowns and called each
other queens