Tethered Reality
by Veronica Suarez

Living in the whirlpool of my mind. 
Filth and all things crawling. 

Seesaw anxiety. Like stepping 
on a landfill of ants or swarms 
of Everglades mosquitoes. 

Or Greek olives, 
the color of kidneys.

These gunshot words. 
Neon spidery nerves. 

Clenched teeth, 
cracked fingers. 
Bit lip, quiver. 

Unwind these spiny fingers, 
sticking to my brain. 

The light is waning 
in the darkness. 

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Barking Sycamores is a literary journal entirely edited and operated by queer neurodivergent people of color. We publish poetry, artwork, short fiction (beginning with Issue 3), creative nonfiction (beginning with Issue 8), and hybrid genre work (beginning with Issue 9) by emerging and established neurodivergent writers as well as essays on neurodiversity and literature and book reviews (beginning with Issue 10).

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