We begin earnest. It is
no mistake. There is sweetness
and some. Soap and
milk. The intention. The
furniture. Even the color
of the paint. No wonder
there are losses
after this. I raised
the sun for you, my mother
said, and the hardest part
was coming back
to myself.
MATRIPHAGY by Natalie Dunn

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About Author


Natalie Dunn is an MFA candidate and sexual health teacher living in Oakland, California. Her work explores themes of memory, agency and consent. Her work has or will appear in the Kenyon Review, Entropy Magazine, Pithead Chapel, Siglio Press, among others.

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