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accident -- poetry by Taylor Calonzo

i wake up

to slack-jawed day

(with my arms intact)

not intended

i eat

all of it

(my underdone eggs) (and keep it down)

not intended

i fall asleep

before saying goodnight

(to the dog) (to the skeletons in my bathroom sink)

not intended

i learn

to live with it

(my life) (my ribbony tongue)

(my arms intact)

not intended


Taylor Calonzo (she/her) is a high school junior from Southern California. She is the co-founder and editor-in-chief of Iris Youth Magazine, and currently holds staff positions at Cathartic Literary Magazine, DIAL Magazine, Youth4Arts, and more. She has work published in Blossom Magazine, Babbles Magazine, Asians in the Arts, and elsewhere.

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