ONE POEM — Alanna Offield

Eggshells

The doctor’s chopstick tweezers pull the eggshells from my feet.
My soles are gelatinous, a mixture of blood, and yoke.
I ask if this type of wound is common. Oh yes,
he laughs, and it’s always women.
Believe it or not.

Alanna Offield is a disabled, queer, Chicana from New Mexico, USA now living in the North of Ireland. Her work has appeared in Abridged and Dodging the Rain, and was longlisted for the 2020 Seamus Heaney Award for New Writing and the 2020 Mairtin Crawford Award. She can be found on Instagram @alannaoffield.

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