OPERATION ROOM | Emma Callen

 

Inside out

on the stainless altar

viscera glistening

in the hissing

spotlight

cold

it’s so cold

tie my stitches

in bows

before you go

dear doctor

touch me

like a mother would.

 

Emma Callen is a freelance writer fascinated by the relationship between history and psychology. She graduated cum laude from Colorado College, where she spent her free time writing poetry in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Callen’s love for writing first took hold as a child growing up in a close-knit cooperative community in New York. She spent her formative years exploring the woods surrounding her community, writing beneath the trees. emmarosecallen.wordpress.com

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