My new profile picture by Marie-Therese Taylor

My new profile picture

is just an X-Ray
of my hip
but boy do I look good like that
everything in
its proper place and not
a gram of body fat

with cartilage missing from the right
the fit into that socket tight
you know it’s from my skeleton
not just that of anyone

Marie-Therese Taylor draws on everyone and everything… no one is safe. Her short stories and poems have appeared in The Glasgow Review of Books, Soundwaves, Mixing the Colours, Nutshells and Nuggets, and The Stare’s Nest. She lives in Glasgow where she has also been known to perform.