“Sensation” – Aja Hannah

Breaded twigs stuck with shining, salted sap
Snap between incisors
Crunch between molars
Fingers dip and dart
Graceful ballerinas
Steady soldiers
Sweeping the bag for the next rebel
Target sighted.
Take him to the hole!
Careful of the fingertips
Careful of the tongue
Not too quickly
Bite down quick
Clean the lips
the tips
the bits
of the dusted grits
Off the pretzel stick.
© 2016 Aja Hannah

Freelance writer and author, Aja (Asia) Hannah is usually described as intense and odd, but fun. In 2013, she published the YA novel Zarconian Island with indie publisher Curiosity Quills. In that same year, she won the Columbia Writers Association award for creative nonfiction for a separate piece. Since then, she’s given talks at conventions, bookstores, and schools in Hawaii.

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