we hallelujah girls
we’d shiver and shake like sand snakes like water
flinging out
from a glass
god we sang we embattled hair-braided calico virgins
tambourines and tangerines in hand
in petticoats
hands in our petticoats
other girls did not wear bonnets
and we wished for cut-offs and cigarettes and boyfriends
we hallelujah girls
arms flung wide
Hannah’s dad’s hands under our petticoats
god we sang

Ani King


  1. YES. So sad. So good.

  2. Gorgeous writing and the message is so compelling.

  3. Thank you so much for reading again, and commenting! <3

  4. Thank you, thank you! <3

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