• By Aoife Arras (she/her)
  • Art “Untitled” by Jaylyn Vaughan (she/her)

Content Warning: Please be advised that some of the material in this piece may be disturbing or traumatizing to some readers.

what would she say if she knew?
i have a memory from
when i was a child
that she told me
i stuck my fingers into the
of a flower
and a bee stung me, i got what i deserved
but in this case
my bee didn’t have a stinger
or the power to say no, and his fingers left me
uns t  r    u        n               g.