2015-2016, Poem

Crown Molding

Featured in the 2015 Fall Issue of Rambunctious

Crown Molding
Stephanie Dushay, '16

I think I'm rotting from the outside in
Grinning laughter, yellow teeth
give way to squishy, pulpy hearts
I can feel the green fur growing
between my ears, to block you out

Your words mean nothing to me anymore!
But my too-soft skin has white flecks showing
and flies are buzzing at my half-dried tears
If I were a fruit,
I'd throw me out