I AM A NATURAL WONDER

When he slits my neck,
there’s a gymnastics mat
waiting. It’s cute, but
only because I come out alive
in the end. And then we go
for pancakes. And then we
go to bed but I can’t sleep.
I got a hunger in my belly.
I got a cat unlike any other.
I am a natural wonder.
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Hattie and Leigh Stein are sisters. To read more poems by Leigh Stein, visit her blog Mythical Creatures.
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