Cotton Xenomorph is a new literary journal produced with the mission to showcase new, and ecstatic art while reducing language of oppression in our community. We are dedicated to uplifting new and established voices while engaging in thoughtful conversation around social justice.

Ahavah Rabbah

by ethan milner

Let us winnow a song from this bluster.
Let each wound become a throat

thirsting for melody. Let every limb strike
a note, and let each note sustain

and decay of its own accord. Let us live
like the orphaned fawn who drinks from

murmuring headwater: rejected from all
mothers, surviving on the river’s music.

Ethan Milner is a writer and Clinical Social Worker in Oregon, practicing psychotherapy at a school for youth with special needs. His work has been featured widely and most recently appeared in The Scores, Five: 2: One, and Dream Pop. His poetry also recently appeared in the anthology Spectral Lines: Poems About Scientists, published by Alternating Current Press. He can be found on Twitter @confident_memes and at

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