If I Die, and I Will

by Jonny Black

bury me
with Banksia dryandra
(hung upside down
and dried for weeks)

in place of weeping, watch
the moths nibble
through their wombs
and listen, rest
against the hushing wings.


Jonny Black is an undergrad residing in Riverside, California. Much of her poetry explores womanhood, relationships, cultural identity, and the concept of time and existence. When she isn’t writing, she can usually be found at home with a pair of needles and yarn in hand, or at the movies watching the latest action thriller. More of her work can be found on Instagram at jonnyblackwrites.