Harsh Terrain | Petra Salazar

1 min read

My body hair 
Like barbed wire 
Prickly tumbleweed 
Thorns in soft cotton 

A high desert grave

This land is mine
This dust 
These bones 
These lonely chimes 

Petra Salazar, raised in Española, New Mexico, is a non-binary, Latin@ writer. She is the Poetry Editor for Snapdragon Journal and the founder of TMI Open Mic and Others Ink, a collective that creates space for gender-marginalized writers to develop their craft outside of cis-male opinion. Her work can be found in The Southampton Review, Open Minds Quarterly, The Acentos Review, and The Grief Diaries. IG: @petrasalazarpoet