Hollis Teves


In Nevada there is a crater. 
And inside that crater there is another.
And inside that crater there is all the love in the world.
And it is much too small for everyone. 
In California the sea is less one unit of itself. 
In West Virginia the mountain is missing its head.
In Nevada all the love in the world is not enough.
It does not stop the biggest man from hurting.
It does not fill the smallest hole.

Hollis Teves is a non-binary queer poet who lives and works in Orange, CA and San Diego, CA. Their work has previously appeared in Calliope, Sapere Aude, The Messy Heads, and elsewhere, and they are the editor-in-chief of The Fruit Tree. Contact them at hnteves@gmail.com or on Twitter @unisexlove.