Abstract Blur


Violet Mitchell

The  pronouns I belong to. The pronouns I own.  The
pronouns    you    gifted    me.   The   pronouns   you
understand. The ones you assign. Pronouns you  have
attached. What fits inside your idea. An idea you own.
My   pronouns  are “obvious.”  My pronouns  do  not
subscribe to your grammar. My  pronouns  sink  into
forms. They are not asked. They are not remembered.
They are not safe. I  say  a  word  &  I  can  see  blades
resting on the small of my back.

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Violet Mitchell

is a Denver-based writer and artist. She earned a B.A S. in cognitive literary studies and is completing an MFA degree in creative writing poetry, both from Regis University. Her work has been published in Heavy Feather Review, The Blue Route, Sixfold, Loophole, ANGLES, Furrow Magazine, and several other journals. She received the Robert A. O'Sullivan, S.J. Memorial Award for Excellence in Writing in 2019. She is a queer writer who explores her own identity through art that hopefully transcends the page and helps others discover and come to terms with their identity and beauty.