On Maggie

Jennifer Wortman

Egg me on, magi.
I’m a man, see?

A golem on lease.

Slam me,
name me,
son me,
age me.

Am I loam? Glass?
A seasonal song?

Missile me gone.
I’m a lass, see?

As no one, I’ll gleam.

Jennifer Wortman's poetry appears or is forthcoming in Juked, concīs, Swamp Ape Review and Rhino. Her prose can be found in Normal School, Hobart, DIAGRAM, North American Review, JMWW Journal, PANK and elsewhere. She is an associate fiction editor for Colorado Review and an instructor at Lighthouse Writers Workshop.

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