things i have learned

by Charlotte Covey

it is worse to be a cunt
   than a dick. it is worse
to bleed than spit
white, worse to
         feel pained red
   life than pleasured squirts
of the same. it is worse to be
         a pussy than a prick, worse
to feel anything other than angry
   veins pulsing.   so much worse to imagine being

Charlotte Covey is from St. Mary’s County, Maryland. Currently, she is an MFA candidate in Poetry at the University of Missouri – St. Louis. She has poetry published or forthcoming in journals such as The Normal School, Salamander Review, CALYX Journal, the minnesota review, and The Monarch Review, among others.