‘A Paper Doll Speaks’ or ‘Sometimes I Don’t Feel Like a Woman’ in Three Parts

Poem by Shay Alexi

I. Self Portrait as a Cootie Catcher

II. Self Portrait as a Blunt Wrapper

III. Self Portrait

SHAY ALEXI is a poet and performance artist living in Atlanta, Georgia. Author of the chapbook, Diary of a Ghost Girl, winner of the 2017 Brett Elizabeth Jenkins poetry prize, and the 2017 Java Monkey Slam champion. Their work has been featured in Button Poetry, Write About Now, Tinderbox Poetry Journal, and others.