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Yde Girl

The earth swallowed me but it forgot to chew

Stewing in stomach acid, soused sixteen

Life was the blink of an eye—Death, a deceptive dream

I slept under the carpet where you swept me

With the souls of the moss in purgatory 

Until they cut my hair and stole my teeth  


Who knit the noose around my neck?

Who pulled it taught and stole my breath? 


Oh, what does it matter? 


Let me sleep.


Sydney King Author Photo.jpg


 is a third-year Media Study student at UB. The following poem imagines the perspective of a bog body.

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