Literary Magazine

I Wove Myself | Scarlett Peterson

Stitched a new set of lungs

to sing for you.

 

Pulled taught at the center,

I molded a small waistline

 

Carved a spine

curved to the left

to be your right side.

 

Crocheted a pricked ear,

to listen to your every whisper.


Scarlett Peterson is a Georgia native who received her B.A. in English and creative writing from Kennesaw State University. As an undergraduate student she joined the editorial staff of Pamoja, a student-lead news source. She’s currently working on an M.F.A. in poetry at Georgia College and State University. She writes best when ignoring lectures from Baptist preachers.