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POETRY / Biter / Sarah Nichols


I chew
mindlessly on
Barbie’s toes.

Call me Biter:
rubber and blood,
just an accident.

She says I’m 
making her bleed more, 

a ring of perfect skin.

I guess I swallowed it.



This is a found poem. Source:
Flynn, Gillian. Sharp Objects.New York: Broadway Books, 2006. Print.

Sarah Nichols lives and writes in Connecticut. She is the author of several chapbooks, including Dreamland for Keeps (Porkbelly Press, 2018) and Little Sister (Grey Book Press, 2018.) Her poems and essays can also be found in the RS 500, Memoir Mixtapes, Five 2 One's The Sideshow, and Moonchild Magazine.