Unlaced (excerpt)


Going Steady

I demand too much love
for the world. Or is it that I demand
too much love from it?
Either way,
it was terrible living in it
with my shoes



Song on the Radio

My hands were too clumsy to hold

the chisel to my own chin.
I invited you

to make me in your image—
but you made my eyes brown.


Mitchell King is a Witch and runaway Texan living in Kansas City. He is currently working on his first collection while sweeping floors at a café in Kansas City and he hopes someday to colonize the moon.