A Love Note to Satan

by Kiara Nicole Letcher

He called to me
Let down your hair
so he could climb up
slither inside my room
through the window.

Secretly I like screaming.
Claws on my back,
stones on my chest,
being burned alive.

Am I? Am I burning alive?
There is no night breeze,
or cracked openness
of a window
left half shut.


Kiara Nicole Letcher is a poet who currently resides in Omaha, Nebraska. She received her MFA from The University of Nebraska at Omaha in 2014. She has appeared in Green Mountains ReviewStone Highway Review and Pismire. She will appear in the forthcoming anthology, Parts of the Whole: Poetry of the Body.