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From Erin O’Malley

July 29, 2017

You uncarved me, turned my body
inside out. Against your knife
skin ribboned. Peeling scraps of
flesh unwrapped my body, a museum.
I was irresistible. You said jutting
hips begged skin to unpeel. Hollows
pleaded to become one.
Believed bones were too alluring to go
unseen.

Museum, from Rattle’s Young Poets Anthology (she’s 14. 14!)

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