Eloise Brown

They  Ask Us
They ask us to be temples.
Bodies gilded,
floral, wrapped.
Bodies holy and kept.
Made for the mouths of praying men.
Wholly preyed bodies.
They ask us to be temples, not goddesses.

Eloise Brown is a Michigan native who enjoys beer and books. She attends Eastern Michigan University, and interns as an HR representative at a company in Ann Arbor. In her free time, she enjoys writing, cooking, and posting pictures of her food on Instagram.