Anna Butcher

Someone Collects My Old Self Like It’s Snakeskin 

Seven is the number of completion
and I have been completed two times
shedding off my old selves like snakeskin ghosts
waiting to be collected
and shown off like,
“look at this girl’s mottled mess, I got it at her worst.”

Anna Butcher is a junior at the Alabama School of Fine Arts, and has previously been published in Cadence Literary Magazine.