Scar Tissue by Danne Jobin

Creative Writing

Danne Jobin’s pamphlet was shortlisted in the Best Unpublished Pamphlet category for the Disabled Poets Prize 2024.

The winners were announced during the 2024 Deptford Literature Festival, at an online event.

Danne Jobin from – Scar Tissue

© Danne Jobin 2024


Forgive me, mum

for the nights

I sprout hair

and howl at the moon

I use as a mirror,

voice echoing hoarser

and thicker each time.

doesn’t this wild streak

run in my blood?

the shapeshift dew

I rub into my thighs

has me thirst

for something other–

yet I am not the first to stray.

hear me speak

this newfangled tongue:

a disturbance of air

as I tilt my head upward,

dizzy under the tense

weight of the stars