Your first dawn blinded you, left you cursing the day

There’s no place to hide, but I don’t think I’m scared.

Things that I can reach from my desk chair at this very moment
Jane Eyre, Frankenstein, The Crucible, and The Great Gatsby, among others
pens and pencils
high school graduation photos and diploma
cell phone and wallet
writing notebook
a bouquet of fake flowers
glass of ice water
5 volumes of yaoi
The Lace Reader by Brunonia Barry
Toucans in the Arctic by Scott Coffel
Disney’s Beauty & the Beast memorabilia (various)
3 sets of dangly earrings and a pair of studs
post-it notes
my computer (obviously)
egg timer shaped like a teacup and saucer
the most recent issues of WGI Focus, Psychology Today, and Poets & Writers
nail polish and nail polish remover
Darth Maul‘s lightsaber
all 5 volumes of Eagle: The Making of an Asian-American President by Kaiji Kawaguchi
breath mints

Viannah E. Duncan

Viannah E. Duncan is a writer and activist hailing originally from Los Angeles. She lives outside of Baltimore, Maryland, and holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Wilkes University. She has a cat, Cleo.

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