The Whole World, an Unraveled Piece of Fabric | poetry | Amy Jannotti

The Whole World, an Unraveled Piece of Fabric 

all i remember of Junior High can be contained 
in Sweater Song by Weezer. all i remember is pulling apart 

& you walking away. i remember touching 
my mouth & imagining it was any other set of hands; 

the lightest pressure of a fingertip approximating 
what i imagine as the sensation of kiss. i remember no one goes 

to school dances; at least, not if they have better things like getting
drunk & trashing the football field. i remember pressing back 

into a chainlink fence while you demanded to know why i am
the way i am & i remember being too young

to know. the answer i’d give today is you’re too poor 
to afford new shirts & by that i mean our future

can never be certain & by that i mean
here i am, feet planted, & would you like to destroy.

Beeper Peddle is a writer and healer living on the East Coast. She lives with her partner and their beloved soul puppy. Beeper writes about sorrows, lies, and deep loves. When you read her work, you will dip down into her heart and end up in all manner of body parts. Should you find yourself reflected in these words, it is merely coincidence; however, it does not surprise her you share the same heart. Find her at and @beeperpeddle on Twitter and Instagram

Amy Jannotti (she/her) is a bisexual pile of dust in a trenchcoat from Philadelphia, where she received her BFA in Creative Writing from the University of the Arts. Her work has appeared in Non.Plus Lit, Wrongdoing Magazine, Olney, & elsewhere. She tweets @cursetheground,