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Cierra Martin as Jill, 25

under the deep twist of dark,

a night unsure of end

unhinges our too rusted bodies

burning sage about our bones-


we rise to the occasion.

tracing time on our skin,

speckles of sun and silk

christening lips to glass


we melt this liberation to palatable

palindromes i’d tuck behind your

collar bone; redder now with

pressing decadence


we coat ourselves in it.

dancing fingertips into morning

we sew this new religion into our jackets

conserving revolution for another noon


Amen Icy Cinema.

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Character Biography

Jill, 25 is a professional reality TV star who began her television career when she found out her ex was the latest Bachelor. She got on the show, of course, but unfortunately was eliminated the first night after getting blackout drunk on National Television. Now Jill spends her days counting her instagram followers, writing angsty poems, and perfecting her ability to cry on cue. 

P R O F E S S I O N A L B I O G R A P H Y

Cierra Martin is a Brooklyn based poet who doesn't like to admit she's from Staten Island. While finishing up her dual Media Criticism and English Literature degrees at Hunter College, she works as a recruitment assistant by day and performer of poetry by night. She is a Muse scholar and the recipient of the Mary McElligott award for analysis of Shakespeare's Sonnets. She believes the most essential part of her poetic journey has been in learning how to create and curate words to express herself through other channels- even if it means dancing around writing a poem she knows she should have written by now.

IG: d.vuh

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