Catherine B. Krause is a queer, disabled, polyamorous, and trans Ashkenazi woman living in Niagara Falls, NY with her girlfriend, three cats, and PTSD. Her work has appeared in Argot, Beltway Poetry Quarterly, Gargoyle, The Lake, Rabbit Ears: TV Poems (NYQ Books, 2015), and elsewhere. She is the recipient of the 2018 MARY Editors' Prize in Poetry.
you try too hard to be a carrot
the orange is all wrong, insincere
salt bubbles up from the sea