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"I DREAM MY OWN BODY, MY OWN AGAIN" by Elizabeth Mercurio

I DREAM MY BODY, MY OWN AGAIN

June 24, 2022

Before today my body was free—

Rebel

Bird

Angel

Wing

Rebel

Petal

Float

Free

Rebel

Before today my body was free—

Before today my body was free—

Punk

Bones

Blood

Dove

Punk

Wild

Nation

Sing

Punk

Before today my body was free—

Before today my body was free—

Not

Just

Witch

Wife

Not

Just

Disposable

Mare

Not

today. Before my body was free—

Elizabeth Mercurio 6/24/2022


Elizabeth Mercurio earned an MFA in poetry from The Solstice Program. She is the Assistant Editor of Lily Poetry Review. Her work has appeared in Third Point Press, Philadelphia Stories, The Literary Nest, Fledgling Rag, Martin Lake Journal, Anti Heroin Chic, Ample Remains, The Wild Word, Thimble Magazine, and Solstice: A Magazine of Diverse Voices. She was nominated for a Best of the Net nomination and was the 2016 recipient of The Sharon Olds Fellowship for Poetry.




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