slithering out of itchy old skin
felt surprisingly easy
a parasite-covered shell
left at a fork in the road
as a reminder it was
time for a change
*The poem first appeared in Nightingale and Sparrow.
Bojana Stojcic teaches, bitches, writes, bites and tries to breathe in between. Her poetry and prose have appeared in over 30 publications, Rust + Moth, Anti-Heroin Chic, Barren Magazine, The Opiate, The Blue Nib, Burning House Press, Mojave Heart Review, Okay Donkey, Eunoia Review and X-R-A-Y, among others. Bojana blogs at Coffee and Confessions to go.