Jessica Cogar

WHAT I AM TRYING TO TELL YOU IS Her name could have been anything, anything wet and unburning. Besides, you don’t need a name to make a prayer: like all air, they resist such things. Invocation is tricky. You never who will come when you call. You can end up with things you never asked

Jessica Coger

SUMMER STUDY For summer: swallow the petal and the bee and blow first-rate sour diesel into my mouth. This is what you do in Ohio, you’re gonna fit right in. In Ohio we cherish our hauntings, but it’s okay—you’ll learn to share. Ohio’s most important lesson is to love unconditionally and I’m afraid I need

Jessica Cogar

ORIGIN STORY WITH CAR CRASH A squeal of brakes. / Or is it a birth cry?  =========—Sylvia Plath   I was the only one in the car. All at once I was not in the car, I was driving my mother’s car down the onramp I could drive with my eyes closed—could you tell me