cassie osvatics

Cassie Osvatics holds a B.A. in English with a notation for the Jiménez-Porter Writers’ House in poetry at the University of Maryland. During her time at the university, she was a photographer and reporter for UMD Writer's Bloc, where she continues to freelance. Cassie is a concert photographer for Bandsintown, and a creative writing intern at Writopia Lab D.C.. Her work can be found in 521 magazine as part of #thesideshow.


vaginas are dangerous and not to be trusted

                                                                                                                                   my head thrown back

                                                        back arched       mouth gasping

                                                                                                         but I conned him       into thinking that he won


the vagina does not look like a flower       and God knows it does not have the scent or taste
of one        but when tended to carefully     it will become something like the 5 flowers
that Mother Nature gave us     closely resembling the female anatomy   


                                Hydnora Africana    Poppy    Red Canna    Calla Lily    or


                                             the aptly classified Clitoria

                                             referred to as Asian Pigeonwings in a picture book my grandmother
                                 gave me as a child        

                                                                    she pointed to the page       said slow

                        Clitoria grow in Southeast Asia

                                                            their petals containing the capacity to dye foods blue.


the depth of a neglected vagina is 3 to 4 inches    but like the Clitoria   when handled with
care     it thrives       Swelling     Narrowing


            nerve and muscle tension builds in the genitals   pelvis   buttocks   thighs

                         muscles contract concurrently at .8 second intervals until they  


                                                                                                                      all at once


but the woman attached is the most dangerous of all     

            has taste and tact      that vagina making her a human dynamo

                                                                       dangerous and not to be trusted


I did not uncover my own means until I was 18                      alone in my dark bedroom   
           candles lit       I found those muscle contractions      
                       it took time     moments lapsed        but when I did               it was glorious
                                  and when I found someone else to do it for me       I      wanted more
                                                                                                                      wanted all the control
           but when he noticed that my vagina is also connected to me
                                                          I    was devoured        


my vagina is dangerous

but so was he.