Michaela Mayer


Bite down on soft cheek flesh
and watch the blood pool
from translucent tissue

            Tooth is metaphor is madness
            of the ruthless world
            and you cannot extract me

If blood is needed as vehicle
to drive the tenor in,
then what have I become

            To bolster this wholly savage
            and untenable act
            in my own tender mouth

Michaela Mayer is a 24-year-old writer residing in Virginia. She graduated with a Bachelor’s in English from the College of William & Mary and holds an Ma.Ed. from the same institution. She has been previously published in Winged Nation, Burning House Press, Perhappened Mag, Mineral Lit Mag, Windows Facing Windows, and Snapdragon Journal. She can be found on Twitter @mswannmayer5.  

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