Yearly Exam

Sitting here on the cold table
in a borrowed gown
that opens in the front
waiting to be scraped
crushed
violated in the name of
Due Diligence
praying to the god
Early Detection
that I don’t go out
like you did

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Aubrey Green is a freelance editor, poet, and storyteller living just outside Tulsa, Oklahoma. Her work has appeared in The Talon Literary Journal and Brio magazine. She enjoys rewriting terrible movie plots and spent almost a year living in China. Coffee is her love language.