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Doll Thighs

I.

I am my mother’s only daughter

though I refuse to shave

or waste money on anything that’s labia pink and promises to make me shimmer

with the mythos of a virgin’s guarantee of love everlasting.

II.

People say I should find a rich man and clasp my hands all dainty and pretty-

tell him YES stop scrawling my own mythology.

I find my poetry in the skim milk thighs of a girl with ornamental summer bruises

scattered about the kneecaps.

It’s so much better than suburban serenity.

III.

My mother wants to see my writing.

I know I confuse her sometimes

and it kills me.

I am the clapboard garden right off the highway

when all she wanted was a second generation Rose.

——

rosie

Chinese

ma-ma arrived in Queens in ‘94 folded like a paper crane, stuffed against a shipping crate that was supposed to be for silk,

a cockroach smeared against her calf.

one-bedroom apartment, sandwiched between an ice bath and a crack house, after kindergarten I asked ba-ba what a chink and gook was, which made him

shake something deep, something pale. 

eighteen years deep, in sixth grade social studies where our desks were strung up in a ring because this was a progressive classroom and

during the Japanese unit: Mrs. Lizer: “in your experience, Cammie, has this resonated—”

me: “I’m Chinese.”

Scan from a mini zine that I’m making
—
Rosie

Scan from a mini zine that I’m making

Rosie

f i e l d n o t e s

issue no. 002 out now
collect//read//contribute

by Katia Pellicciotta

My first zine, David Bowie Dream Gurl

take a look!

An extended view photograph of my town’s courthouse. 
-Shar S. 
http://www.eyesofawildchild.tumblr.com

An extended view photograph of my town’s courthouse. 

-Shar S. 

http://www.eyesofawildchild.tumblr.com

Artist: Shar Shastri
Title:"Steampunk Galaxy" 
Medium: Acrylic paint and ink

Artist: Shar Shastri

Title:"Steampunk Galaxy"

Medium: Acrylic paint and ink

Skeletal structure self-portrait by Shar Shastri 
http://www.eyesofawildchild.tumblr.com

Skeletal structure self-portrait by Shar Shastri 

http://www.eyesofawildchild.tumblr.com