I Already Was One by Kim Chinquee

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.


I Already Was One


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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