The Periodic Table

reared my brother to normalise the words:

‘I am bleeding from my uterus’

(he’ll thank me one day)

I’ll complain every time I bleed-

my potential

scares men with small minds.

Isabelle Kenyon is a northern poet & the author of Digging Holes To Another Continent (Clare Songbirds Publishing House). She is the editor of Fly on the Wall Press. Her poems have been published in anthologies by Indigo Dreams Publishing, Verve Poetry Press & Hedgehog Poetry Press. Her book reviews, articles & blog posts have been published in Neon Books, Authors Publish, Harness magazine & Five Oaks Press, etc.