Because I have no free will, I know I’m going
To chew a strand of barbed wire; I haven’t yet,
But I will, and so I have. I haven’t felt it yet,
Those metal spines sucking red agony from my
Gums, but I will– and so I already have.
Lucy Frost is an Arabic-American transgender woman poet from Austin, Texas. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in C*nsorship Magazine, Wrongdoing Magazine, Melbourne Culture Corner, and Unpublishable Magazine. She can be found on Twitter @intomymachine