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"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare


Hannah Hackney is currently pursuing a double major in Honors English & Creative Writing and Biochemistry. She works as a journalist, technical writer, and editor in Montreal. Her work, creative and otherwise, investigates the intersection between science and the arts. She has just completed her first chapbook.

Hannah Hackney

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Schism – II

Sometimes it would be like
I was watching from apart.
It was like I was allowed baby-girl dreams –
sitting in the dandelions
with a boy I knew from school
who was a virgin
who didn't know anything,
pulling the halo from the flowers
and splitting them along the stem,
the bitter milk seeping out,
talking with my chin resting on my hands.
Little hands

to little wrists.
Little wrists thin
enough for a man's hand to hold both.