Grenade - Jordan Upshaw

Grenade - Jordan Upshaw

I want to press

the tip of my pen

against my forehead


Slide it straight

through my brain

until it disappears

completely into me


Like putting the pin

back into a grenade

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About the Author

JORDAN UPSHAW is studying professional writing at Champlain College. Soon she will be making the trek back to her small Virginia hometown where she earns her tuition by perfecting the art of biting her tongue during family dinners. Since relocating to Vermont Jordan has officially become the cousin the rest of the family talks about, a mantle she's embraced.

Her work has been published in Afterwords, Willard & Maple, and Chivomengro.