Two Poems by Miss Macross

02/22/2018

 

 

 

 

 

ARIES

 

if you let your nails grow long enough, eventually they will curl like ram’s horns/i tap dead

proteins against the mahogany coffee table again while you tell me how to take care of myself/

tell me what i should and shouldn’t shave/what i should and shouldn’t say

 

i stopped brushing my hair/never knew i had natural waves/i stopped wearing makeup/my skin’s

never been so clear but

 

it’s so uneven in color/my face is now well water filtering through your judgement/you try to

make me pure/it’s the only way you can stomach me

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LA POUPÉE QUI FAIT NON

 

1.

 

Dolls don’t say no,

they say nothing

and that’s almost like saying

yes,

right?

 

2.

 

If dolls had voice boxes 

they would:

  1. Say yes

  2. Say no

  3. Scream 

 

3. 

 

Dolls don’t need voices,

they need autonomy.

But screaming is basically

autonomy,

right?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Miss Macross (a.k.a. Sheena Carroll) is a Pittsburgh-based poet, tutor, witch, and painter. She is influenced by spacecraft, witchcraft, and personal trauma. Her work has been published in Nasty Women & Bad Hombres Anthology, Philosophical Idiot, The Mantle, and Flash Fiction Magazine. 

 

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