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
Dolls don’t say no,
they say nothing
and that’s almost like saying
If dolls had voice boxes
Dolls don’t need voices,
they need autonomy.
But screaming is basically
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.