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What if we can’t renounce citizenship

written by: Jax NTP



in the country
we’ve made
for ourselves?

we’ll go right
back where
we started

where accidents
are inconvenient.
the callous

ghost of our hands,
the full emptiness
of becoming.



Jax NTP holds an MFA in Creative Writing, Poetry from CSU Long Beach and teaches Critical Thinking & Composition at Golden West College, in Huntington Beach, CA.
Jax reads fiction for The Offing Magazine, reads poetry for By&By Poetry, and edits poetry for Indicia Lit. Jax’s words have appeared in Cordite Poetry Review, Apogee Journal, and 3:AM Magazine.

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