/megan waring


like Plath’s figs

splitting open, split person

jars of them, of us-es, naked on the shelf

my pickled selves spooning each other

elbows in knees in bellies fumbling bruising

dumb mouths gasp-fighting for air

which me is selected which me

brought to open mouth

which one of me dies

Megan Waring is a poet, playwright and fiber artist. She holds a MFA in poetry from University of Massachusetts Boston, where she teaches. Megan is the honored recipient of the 2020 St. Botolph’s Emerging Artist Award and her work has been published or is forthcoming in Salamander, Nailed, and Pulp Literature, among others. Megan’s third co-written play, Monster Coalition, was produced by Greene Room Productions in October 2021. More information at https://meganmwaring.wixsite.com/my-site .