Reading together from a magazine,
my friend falls asleep with her
on my shoulder.
I turn the
On zoom in April we are among
the last ones left in a group chat;
her gaze drifts off
into the middle distance and
my collarbone fizzes
under a flutter of breath,
a bird’s shadow landing.
Cat Cotsell is a nonbinary panromantic creative generalist. Their writing can be found in Bent Street volume 3, qommunicate’s Hashtag Queer volume 2, and cicerone journal’s Canberra anthology These Strange Outcrops. They also illustrate as Cat Hesarose.