POETRY BY PALACES P.
TRIGGER WARNING: GORE, ALLUSION TO SEXUAL ASSAULT
Accidents, Axe Indents
Kindergarten year, I closed a door
on a girl’s finger; next, I heard the crying carried
into a person I’d never see,
but now, I would look back to the blood and split bone
for fewer memories
with you, I think; I remember my mosquitosuck shivers when we played
that game of Never Have I Ever;
it was shaking me full of a no, but you’re about to,
worse than the crying that took over the whole party
one year later, Dionysian fever,
their celebration crushed to love triangles and bad boyfriends, or mine,
meat pinned outside the fridge door
Palaces P. is Editor-in-Chief of Wrongdoing Magazine and an Editor at a few other publications, including CHEAP POP and Walled Women Magazine. She’s also Staff Contributor for Hecate Magazine, The Aurora Journal and The Jupiter Review and has placed further work in Eclectica Magazine, Maudlin House, BlazeVOX, Witch Craft Magazine, The Bitchin' Kitsch, and many others. She has a BAH from Queen’s University, and she is currently sending queries about her book series. You can read more about her at pascalepotvin.comor @pascalepalaceson Twitter.
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