I Already Was One
I sat on the table, naked, save the sheet over me, with my legs spread.
She was supposedly a doctor.
She put the instrument inside me.
She said it would hurt.
Kim Chinquee’s most recent collection is Shot Girls. Her sixth book is due out with Ravenna Press in 2019. She is a two-time Pushcart Prize winner, Senior Editor of New World Writing and Chief Editor of ELJ (Elm Leaves Journal). She lives with her boyfriend, their four dogs, and she co-directs the Writing Major at SUNY-Buffalo State.
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