Photopsia, brightblack, between
me and the words. Sparks dive
but do not illuminate.
A scintillating castle haunts my vision, just out
of reach. I can
there when I
hold up a sheet of snow white paper…
Dig up the key and the box.
The dove gets my
right eye, this time.
About the author:
Amy Bennett-Zendzian is a Lecturer in Writing at Boston University, where she teaches courses on fairy tales and advocates for disability access. Her fairy-tale poetry and stories have been published in Gingerbread House Literary Magazine, Enchanted Conversation, and NonBinary Review. "Megrim" was previously published in Liminality: A Magazine of Speculative Poetry #25.
Discussing disabled characters in fairy tales and folklore!