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Glimpse by Judith Skillman

Glimpse

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Watching The World Fly By by Melanie Davies

Watching the World Fly By

The clock chimed seven …ding…ding…ding… and so on, until it let out one final loud ding that woke Forbes with a start. He shuffled slightly and managed to stretch his front and back legs just enough to prevent the cramp from setting in. He meowed happily as he heard the familiar whirring sound. His morning feed came shooting through the food hatch and plopped into his dish in a brown lumpy mush.

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Blood Magic by Natasha C. Calder

Blood Magic

It was her first period for three months. Sitting on the lav with her knickers around her ankles and her knees falling apart, Mihaela saw the new slimness in her bare legs and grimaced. She thought of all the meals she’d missed since the promotion—the rushed breakfasts, the uneaten sandwiches, the insubstantial dinners—and how quickly it had become a matter of finding not the time but the inclination. Now she ate as irregularly and as little as she slept. No wonder her periods had stopped.

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Effusion by Victoria Nordlund

Effusion

Vincent Castiglia paints with his own blood.

Before you decide this is revolting,

you might want to try it yourself.

Don’t go to the extreme though:

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The Last Time It Bled by Emma SzH

The Last Time It Bled

the last time I bled was when I stood on glass

the worst time I bled was when they put the scissors in my vagina

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DISEASES OF THE BLOOD by Louis Armand

DISEASES OF THE BLOOD

5q- syndrome, Aagenaes syndrome, Abdominal aortic aneurysm, Abetalipoproteinemia, Acatalasemia, Aceruloplasminemia, Acquired agranulocytosis, Acquired hemophilia […]

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Denial in Cycles by Mika Hrejsa

Denial in Cycles

girl born altered doomed a beast

the moon dies and

i’m not bleeding like i’m supposed to

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Jacob’s Ladder by Katherine Beaman

Reflections on Jacob’s Ladder (1957) – Helen Frankenthaler

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One Day Mother by Eden Howard

One Day Mother

When cramps come,

With knotted stomach sickness

And hours curled

I remember one week of knowing you,

The children you named,

Those who’d have,

My eyes

And your hair.

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Artificial by Paul Brookes

Artificial

is how things should be.

The bloodied disturb our equilibrium.

.

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The People v. Sid Vicious by Lee Wright

The People v. Sid Vicious

In 1978, punk rock vocalist Sid Vicious stabbed his girlfriend, Nancy Spungen to death. A copy of Vicious’ confession to New York police, titled; Voluntary Disclosure Sheet Supplement: People v. Ritchie aka Vicious, describes in detail the events as Vicious recalled them. Almost every line in this poem was taken directly from Vicious’ confession, with very little deviation. The poem, like the confession, is a lie, that is also the truth.

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The Wound-Space by Annabel Mahoney

The Wound-Space

The Wound-Space is themed around the inherited trauma of the land in Northern France around the Somme, the site of the Battles of Agincourt, Waterloo and Loos in 1415, 1815 and 1915 respectively.

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Colostomy John by Shane Jesse Christmass

Colostomy John

Leviticus met Genesis in the Walgreens at the southeast corner of North Highland Ave and Santa Monica Blvd.

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The Periodic Table by Isabelle Kenyon

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.


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