origin stories for a scar

by Kate Hargreaves

Kate Hargreaves (she/her) is a writer and book designer in Windsor, Ontario. She is the author of three books of poetry and fiction, including the poetry collection Leak (Book*hug, 2014). Her second poetry book, tend, will be released by Book*hug in the fall of 2022. She usually plays roller derby and rides her bicycle as fast as possible, but she’s been recovering from a very broken leg. Find her work at CorusKate.com.


                 a barbed-wire fence around a government lab

                                                                                      a black bear with cubs

a dog in a hot car, a window

                                                                       a midnight ritual

                 a weedwacker

                                                an elevator pitch

                                                                                a bear trap

an animatronic shark

                                                 a stiletto heel

                  a deli slicer

 

a mandolin

                                                 a workplace safety video

                  a nervous horse

                                                                        an adamantium upgrade

a home ec failure

                                                                                   a hiding place

                  a landmark

                                                 a razor’s glance

a jack-o-lantern’s grin                                            a zipper

                                  a garden

 


Kate Hargreaves (she/her) is a writer and book designer in Windsor, Ontario. She is the author of three books of poetry and fiction, including the poetry collection Leak (Book*hug, 2014). Her second poetry book, tend, will be released by Book*hug in the fall of 2022. She usually plays roller derby and rides her bicycle as fast as possible, but she’s been recovering from a very broken leg. Find her work at CorusKate.com.

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