Nancy Needs Mummy

by Irma Kiss Barath

Content warning: disordered eating

today or tomorrow/she gives herself a middling love/lifts her leg from the bedsheets/cold and smooth like a fresh-pulled turnip/is stung by a wasp/gives birth from the knee/to a piece of pus/on her palm she writes the same word twice/oink oink/in case she is fool enough to eat anything/containing sugar or flour/of course it isn’t urgent/of course/she will be happy