Punch as Rapunzel
There will be hair growing out of my grave; you will pull it out. I will feel it in
the back of my head. You will wrap the skeins around your fists twice and
shiver as my body feels joy underground. I have always liked the corners of my
mouth pulled back with your hands. Like bridling a mare. You enjoy brushing
my hair’s enormity. If only you weren’t saddled with providing relief. What
selfish creatures we are.
Molly Fuller received her MA from Ohio University and her MFA from Sarah Lawrence College. Her prose and poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Union Station Magazine, Potomac, Calliope, 94 Creations, Crack the Spine, Quickly, and Hot Metal Bridge. Her flash sequence “Hold Your Breath” is forthcoming in the Marie Alexander Flash Sequence Anthology (White Pine Press). She is also the author of three chapbooks: The Neighborhood Psycho Dreams of Love (Cutty Wren Press), Tender the Body (Spare Change Press), and All My Loves (forthcoming from All Nations Press). She lives in Ohio.