A cage, a
blizzard, a
stray at the door.
Take me

where it’s warm;
put your
in my teeth.

O what liberation
to pick your
own captor, for whom
to stick your

nose through the

About the Author
Delaney Isaacs is a poet from central Ohio. An avid consumer of poetry since early adolescence, she started writing her own after graduating high school. Her work reflects her passion for romance, mental wellness, and queer identity.