sometimes i wonder
what it'd be like
to turn my wrists back
crack them open like an egg
watch them sputter
skin shards breaking into the bowl
veins popping like
broken rubber

i am nothing new

just red velvet
melted butter


Photo by Annie Spratt

Diana Clark is an elephant enthusiast and an MFA fiction candidate at UNCW, with special love for LGBTQIA+ literature, magical realism, and sci-fi. You can find her reading about pirates in Wilmington, North Carolina with her cat, Emily D.