Kelly Cressio-Moeller

open my legs


open my legs
with boredom,
dumb bunny.
I could do that.
mental time elsewhere.
was a costume
to avoid being who you were
Source: Atwood, Margaret, “The Blind Assassin”, Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, 2000, p. 332.

Kelly Cressio-Moeller’s poetry can be found at Boxcar Poetry Review, burntdistrict, Crab Orchard Review, Gargoyle,
Poet Lore, Radar Poetry, Southern Humanities Review, THRUSH Poetry Journal, Tinderbox Poetry Journal, Valparaiso Poetry Review, Verse Daily, and ZYZZYVA among others. Her poems have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, Best New Poets, and Best of the Net. She is an Associate Editor at Glass Lyre Press. Visit her website at