aspiring enigma

︎︎︎︎︎ Anna Dorn

︎ Aug 2, 2023

everyone is so cute
with their stale politics
and misguided rage

all my friends
are pregnant (human life)
and i’m also
pregnant (demented ideas)

[outlines novel]

                smashes vanity mirror with kneecap
                shoots bb gun at coyote
                makes fist around shard of glass

trying to stop
“expressing myself”

because it’s tacky
grotesque, humiliating
and completely unbecoming
on a woman my age

i fail,

Anna Dorn is a writer living in Los Angeles. Her next book Perfume & Pain is forthcoming from Simon & Schuster. @___adorn

Also by Anna: hot ghost