Opal McCarthy

What Girls Know: An Ode to Wildness

And now let us remember — what girls know — the green leafy ditch where we gathered… … …that dark, luminous taste of earth—smeared between fingers—gritty, wild in our — small sharp teeth — the earth, Her mineral richness …

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I Sucked the Marrow

              I sucked the marrow from the bomb it tasted so right like GMO corn it made me weep how full it was I knew better than to fall in love with any piece

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I am cleaning off my girl

I am cleaning off my girl I long to salvage what’s live in her I wipe kohl gunk from the slits of her eyes I pat at her glittery pout with a towel My girl scowls at me and cries and

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