Rejection Letters

11:11 (Vic Nogay)

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i need you all to dig a hole back to
2003, blast some something corporate
paint your nails black and
remember how it felt to feel—feeling
without fear or shame or apprehension or
maybe feeling fear and shame and apprehension and
not giving a goddamn fuck what it meant or
who cared because
feeling was all there was

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Vic Nogay writes to explore her traumas, misremembrances, and Ohio, where she is from. Her work appears or is forthcoming in Versification, Anti-Heroin Chic, (mac)ro(mic), Ellipsis, and other journals. Twitter: @vicnogay. Read: linktr.ee/vicnogay.