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Column | Caitlin Clark adapts to life in the WNBA
Column | Caitlin Clark adapts to life in the WNBA
By James Carter, Staff Writer • June 20, 2024
Opinion | NHL needs to bring specialty jerseys back
By Jameson Keebler, Senior Staff Columnist • June 19, 2024
Opinion | Hold your elected officials morally responsible
By Livia LaMarca, Assistant Opinions Editor • June 18, 2024

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Column | Caitlin Clark adapts to life in the WNBA
Column | Caitlin Clark adapts to life in the WNBA
By James Carter, Staff Writer • June 20, 2024
Opinion | NHL needs to bring specialty jerseys back
By Jameson Keebler, Senior Staff Columnist • June 19, 2024
Opinion | Hold your elected officials morally responsible
By Livia LaMarca, Assistant Opinions Editor • June 18, 2024

Poetry | I promise, I truly did not want you here

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Annika Esseku | Senior Staff Illustrator

on my doorstep, postulating with your many arms, so if you please, take a step back and reconsider the retrograde movements of those distant planets, bearing for me that throbbing target, your jugular. I promise, I hear your sialoquent speech, but I do not appreciate rain unless it comes from the bowels of the earth so do me a favor and return to your amniotic sac, abandoned somewhere by your mother on I-25 between Hampden and Arapahoe. I know what it means to breathe in time with what some choose to call the soul and I choose to call the gallbladder, the liver, the absolutely squelching mess of the gut, bear with me darling I am almost finished. And the wet rain that slipped down that night as you cradled that dying creature in your arms, coughing and churning, knows only words whispered into puddles, and for all the spit you spew, your tongue is a dry, cracked desert. It holds no place in my garden and so I tell you for the final time.

Anna Fischer writes about female empowerment, literature and art. She’s really into bagels. Write to her at [email protected].

About the Contributor
Anna Fischer, Senior Staff Columnist
Anna is an opinions columnist at The Pitt News. She was born and raised in Denver, Colorado (no, she doesn't ski). She is double majoring in English Writing and English Literature, and minoring in Korean and Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies. Basically, her brain is word mush at all times. Anna is addicted to coffee (double shot of espresso with vanilla oat milk creamer) and reading.