I collect myself, by Tawnya Renelle

in fingernail clippings
curly red pubic hair
in the smell of socks
bobby pins in the carpet
in popped zits
stacks of journals
in skin tattooed

I collect myself
in case nobody else does


Tawnya Renelle is a poet from Bellingham, WA. She completed a MFA in Creative Writing from Goddard College and is working on her DFA in Creative Writing at the University of Glasgow. She loves playing with form and subject matter. She does not hide away from her experiences and finds them a constant source of inspiration.

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