growing pains

Nature Administers a Rorschach Test, Margaret May

i watch lovers on the street kiss

with more tongue than fang

and call them pathetic for their




before peeling off my skin

and leaving it

at the front door 

slithering over the 

threshold to pull

the slivers of

your name through

my teeth

like viscera

About the Author

Nyna Dies · Hawai’i Pacific University

Nyna Dies is graduated from Hawai’i Pacific University with an English degree. “Growing Pains” first appeared in Wanderlust.

About the Artist

Margaret May · University of Vermont

Margaret May recently graduated cum laude and with Phi Beta Kappa honors from the University of Vermont, earning her B.A. in English with a concentration in writing and a double minor in art history and nutrition & food science. Visit Margaret on Instagram @yo_marge. “Nature Administers a Rorschach Test” first appeared in Vantage Point, now The Gist.

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