by Sara Watkins
“The Curse of the Wonky Eye,” read by Sara Watkins.
It’s not a sneeze. It
feels like a sneeze,
but it’s all “ahhh—!”
There is no “—choo!”
It’s living in that part
of my nose; the part
that when you squeeze it,
you’re like a frustrated business
man saying things like, “but the
corporate merger parameters…”
Except I am not a business man,
and what is a corporate merger?
I just have seventy five “Ahh”s and
absolutely zero “Choo”s. The pain
now lives in my left eyeball; now
the unspent mucus is seeping
from my tear duct. I’m not
crying, it’s just the ol’
wonky eye, curse of
the wonky eye,
About the Writer
Sara Watkins is an editor and author from Philadelphia, PA. She is also the editor-in-chief of Spoonie Press, a literary magazine for disabled, chronically ill, and neurodivergent individuals. Recent publications include Wordgathering Journal, MASKS Literary Magazine, and Blink Ink. Contact Sara at: www.sarawatkins.net or @saranadebooks on Twitter and Instagram.