& wickeder still how someone died so i could blow this rotted freeway
to filthy pieces, how i was programmed to laugh at burning—rubber or hair.
when i am alone i: think. interval. epoch. filch the past for parts & sit
in its aperture, fuck the dawn’s weary mouth.
— from SELF-PORTRAIT OF THE GXRL AS A YOUNG JETBIKE
Lyrik Courtney (b. 1999, Florida) is a nonbinary wraith and German Studies major at Agnes Scott College. They are an alum of various Winter Tangerine workshops and the Adroit Journal's Summer Mentorship Program (Class of 2017). They have been published in journals such as Liminality, Ninth Letter, Blueshift, and Strange Horizons, and are the blog editor and interview correspondent for TRACK FOUR, a magazine for people of color.