elizabeth ashe

Elizabeth Ashe is a sculptor and poet. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Chatham University, and an MFA from the Mount Royal School of Art at the Maryland Institute College of Art. Her poetry has recently appeared or is upcoming in Lascaux Press, Lavender Review, Red Ink: An International Journal of Indigenous Literature, Arts and Humanities. Ashe was an Associate Editor for Four River, and is an ongoing guest reader for Sundress Press' Best of the Net Anthology. Ashe is a West Coaster, lez Irish-Sioux and lives in Washington, D.C., where she makes art, works, and teaches.

 

if only

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If only he wasn't my boss' boyfriend,

I would have hurt him.

 

Taken the knife I kept palm-checking

in my pocket, or the scissors on my desk

 

and stabbed him in the thigh.

Taken his only unsaid suggestion

 

unzipped his pants

and cut.