by Jessie Carty

(S)he’s the light
of the stage, a yellow
bo(a) around the thighs,
artfully tucked, one end
in (t)his hand makes a roar
like a drag(on) queen
protecting a throbbing
(egg) ready to birth.


Jessie Carty’s writing has appeared in publications such as MARGIE,decomP and Connotation Press. She is the author of five poetry collections which include Fat Girl (Sibling Rivalry, 2011) as well as the award winning full length poetry collection, Paper House (Folded Word 2010). Jessie teaches at RCCC in Concord, NC. She is also the editor for Referential Magazine. She can be found around the web, especially at http://jessiecarty.com.