June 4, 2010

Isabel Kestner


If I could offer you only
this face, that time and grace
have both been kind to, and

if you would be satisfied
with only these, then I would
despise you.

I want our screams competing
though the dark until at daybreak
they make harmony,
two voices in one song.

When I show you my demons
I don't want to be bothered
with introductions. It's
best that you already know them.


Isabel Kestner is a poet and writer who spent half her life in New Jersey and half in Virginia, making her an odd blend of Southern Woman and Jersey Girl. Her poems have appeared in numerous publications since the age of seventeen. Her first collection of poetry, Strange Things She Heard, was released in December 2009. In addition to poetry she also writes for film.

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