Desiderium by Samantha Jacobs


Reach into the mist,

Caress decaying flowers,

Gaze through clouded glass at you,

Someone like you:

Architect of peace,

Seam-ripper of consciousness,

Ephemeral, arms-lengthening,

A sweet and murmurous void

Spilling broken pieces of who

(I thought) I was.



Samantha Jacobs is an alum of the MFA writing program at Manhattanville College. She has since traded New York winters for the perpetual summer of South Florida. She previously worked on the staff of a college literary magazine, but her own work remains unpublished.