Collection, Mary Hitchings · University of Georgia
I can’t breathe–
like paper cuts
behind my eyelids
I cough up
every time I kill
I miss laughing
and the jingle of dog tags.
No one plays the piano anymore.
About the Author
Carol McCarthy · University of Iowa
Carol McCarthy is from Downers Grove, IL and is a senior at the University of Iowa majoring in English, Spanish, and minoring in Gender Studies. She hopes to help introduce an institutional change in the education system by making a Gender Studies and Sex education an official core class taken every year, just like English, Math, Science, History, etc. Her writing interests include fiction and poetry. "Leaving Home" first appeared in Earthwords.