wisdom tooth
Jacklyn Janeksela

she says, can you feel that hole in my cervix
but i tell her i’m not there yet
she gives me a turkey bone and says, pull for luck

like dizzy spots, i run circles
inside her blood, bruised she knows i’m
just below the surface

we giggle like girls because we can’t imagine
what real life is all about

animal fat the old school pomade that made
girls fly to the moon
but we just want to go to anywhere but here

prick a finger or razor cut an ankle
the blood sister juice of a blood sister sun
a hand reaches from between her legs
and pulls me right in

Jacklyn Janeksela’s work can be found in Thought Catalog, Luna Magazine, DumDum Magazine, Visceral Brooklyn, Anti-Heroin Chic, and elsewhere. She is in a post-punk band called the velblouds.