It Was

Call it bad decision. Call it shame. Call it drunk, call it late. Call it alcohol, cold night, hazy memory. Call it body language, no condom, call it drunk and late. Call it dark outside. Call it erection, call it another cigarette, call it late. Call it age difference, poor training, objectification, too drunk, too […]

About Maryka Gillis

Maryka Gillis is originally from Gloucester, Massachusetts, and recently graduated from Colorado College with a B.A. in Creative Writing. She is working on getting her first chapbook manuscript published and writes columns for Folded Word press. Maryka will pursue her deepest loves through seasonal work and travel for her post-graduation rebound, and plans on writing poetry for the duration of her life.

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Consent (cw:18+)

Yes to face on face, body on body, heterosexual sex. Insertion, speed, position— a yes, a yes, and a yes. Consenting bodies, he fingers her, she gives head. Insertion, repetition— but her neck is strained against the backboard, and it’s not that she is in too much pleasure to move, it’s that she thinks he […]

About Maryka Gillis

Maryka Gillis is originally from Gloucester, Massachusetts, and recently graduated from Colorado College with a B.A. in Creative Writing. She is working on getting her first chapbook manuscript published and writes columns for Folded Word press. Maryka will pursue her deepest loves through seasonal work and travel for her post-graduation rebound, and plans on writing poetry for the duration of her life.

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Consequence of Memory

You remember wrinkles by his eyes, full lips. Scent of cigarettes. Bore of an insistent gaze. Curled up on the bathroom floor listening to the ringing. Warm wet face. Disgraced. There’s one man you can’t pass without cringing— maybe it’s the familiar flip of a soft curl, the deep-set eyes, the brow line. You hardly […]

About Maryka Gillis

Maryka Gillis is originally from Gloucester, Massachusetts, and recently graduated from Colorado College with a B.A. in Creative Writing. She is working on getting her first chapbook manuscript published and writes columns for Folded Word press. Maryka will pursue her deepest loves through seasonal work and travel for her post-graduation rebound, and plans on writing poetry for the duration of her life.

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