Ziggy Edwards


It was a perfectly good doll
I burned, the one that launched
our doll war. The gap-tooth blonde
passed between clans of cloth
cousins by treaties, custody
agreements whip-stitch sprung
in small rips between its
arms and chest. The truth
is my sister got that doll
for Christmas, but I was
bigger and it looked more
like me, the imperialist. She made
a convincing daughter.

Ziggy Edwards is the proud owner of a loft bed. Her poems and short stories have appeared/are forthcoming in publications such as 5 AM, Dreams and Nightmares, Illumen, Main Street Rag, and Ship of Fools. Her chapbook, Hope's White Shoes, was published by Pittsburgh Poetry Exchange in 2006.

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