Zine in the works!
Hey friends! I've wanted to try my hand at making zines for ages, and I've finally got some work put into an idea I've had kicking around for a bit. The title is Cautery, and it's about my relationship to things that burn. Here's a poem that'll be included, titled tar:

when i was a kid,

i spent most of my time barefoot.

this backfired frequently,

like the time i walked a friend home

little pink feet charring beneath me

as freshly-paved asphalt seared my skin.

i do not remember crying.

i remember the doctor, later,

slicing into ballooning blisters

scrubbing new skin raw

making old pain new again.

i remember skin burning

cheeks hot bright red with shame

for trusting the world to take care of me.

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