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I Feel Like a Sandwich

By Arianna Sebo

PROMPT — Ask Me.

How do you feel?

I feel like a vase of flowers

wide mouth clay vase

Muted mud colours

Yellow daisy flowers

Plastic stem as long as an arm

Nylon fabric bright but dusty

How do you feel?

I feel like a broom

Bristles full of dust

Dead skin cells and long hairs from a Persian

From the 90s Sticker still attached to the red plastic broom handle

Bristles bent and obviously

Never cleaned

How do you feel?

I feel like a wet tub

Slick with fresh hard water shower droplets

Persistent blue tub ring surrounding my edges

Dye from the blue and white patterned bed sheets created by a designer who supposedly killed herself

How do you feel?

I feel like a Christmas movie

A Disney production with dogs as the stars played every month for the amusement of a pug whose mental atmosphere is deeply cared for

I feel like a sandwich.


Arianna Sebo (she/her) is a queer poet and writer living in Southern Alberta with her husband, pug, and five cats. Her work can be found in Capsule Stories, Lucky Jefferson, Kissing Dynamite, Front Porch Review, and 45 Poems of Protest: The Pandemic: "The New Normal."


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