A visual poem by Jill McCabe Johnson - "The body is a situation" Melissa Mathewson
Nominated for Best of the Net 2023
A visual poem by Jill McCabe Johnson
I didn’t know I’d had a heart attack until the morning after, once the stent was in and I’d had a good night’s sleep flat on my back with a weighted pillow on my upper thigh where the surgeon cut into my femoral artery.
CW: talk of muscles and bones, dysphoria
CW: fire/smoke, death, religious trauma
Grown-ups were always telling us to make a wish; when blowing out our birthday candles, when finding a four-leaf clover, when snapping the wishbone on the chicken after Sunday lunch.
“i’m old fashioned”