Editors’ Choice, October 24-30, “Damaged Lily,” by Morgan Boyer

“A spirit with a body,” insists Morgan Boyer in this aspirational piece. Enjoy!


Never will my chest not sport
a one-inch scar where there was
a port that attached to my veins
and opened the floodgates

My shoulder will always
have a pencil-long pinkish mark
on my pale skin where
they excavated a lymph node

My body will be a lily
with a plucked petal
and a thinning stem

Morgan BoyerMorgan Boyer is a Carlow University alumni and author of The Serotonin Cradle (Finishing Line Press, 2018). Boyer has been published in the Pittsburgh City Paper, Rune, Underwood Press and the Critical Point.





To see more Editors’ Choices, please visit:
Questioners – Abdulrosheed Fasasi
Or Rather There Are No Lines in the Time – Jonathan Yungkans
A Grown City – Purbasha Roy
The Stables on Solly Avenue – Mary Rohrer-Dann

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