Southern Legitimacy Statement: Michelle Renee Hoppe is south of Jordan in Saudi Arabia. She grew up in Florida for a hot minute, and she is a nomadic displaced and fragmented sort of ghosty person.
Tulip Bulbs Dry on a Sunday Morning of a Utah Spring
When I learned Mormonism
uprooted reason, my unhappily hitched teacher
stared at me like she knew me too well, as if
she could tell that I was queer. I asked why
I needed to choose a husband’s
looks in Bible study class.
I am only twelve; I thought,
I don’t know what I am doing
for summer vacation.