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BILLIE TADROS

Twenty-Six Words for Vulva:

A is for Aperture

Departure as a part of her

the door abjured

(The most jarring part— how many holes, the human body: socket

Then she was a darkroom, spoke of depth of field and splay (close:

and I—

ajar.

follicle atrium)

her screaming eye begging

trachea valve)

entry, light

shot

through passage like a wound.

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48.1 - Winter 2019  

Fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and art selected for phoebe's Winter 2019 issue.

48.1 - Winter 2019  

Fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and art selected for phoebe's Winter 2019 issue.

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