“something about a man in a hospital bed”- olivia benson by Sara Martin

 
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“something about a man in a hospital bed”- olivia benson 

something about a man in a hospital bed white sheets that make me think of rollie pollie ollies finding their way through the back of bed posts or in the corner of my room, creating a dead pile for me to find 

something about rollie pollie ollies saying their name making me wanna turn into a dung beetle because of their persistence something about a man in a hospital bed that makes me wanna be just as curly just as willing 

hopping from bloom to bloom 

I worry I'll never care enough about something dung beetles do I ask you if you’re crying it’s condensation





 
 

 
 
 
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Sara Martin is currently a Poetry MFA candidate at New York University. Her work has appeared in Rag Queen Periodical, Sea Foam Mag, Alien Mouth, Hellscape Press, and Breadcrumbs. She enjoys equal rights and sharks. You can find her on Twitter as @thekitteninme and on Instagram as @sara.i.think

(Pronouns: she/her)