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Angelina Mazza

Angelina Mazza is a writer and fact-checker from Tio’tià:ke / Montreal. Her work has appeared in Maisonneuve, MAYDAY, THIS, Underblong, Kissing Dynamite, and The Poetry Foundation’s VS podcast. You can find her online @angejmazza.

I Was a Loyal Swarm of Tween Mosquitoes

and when the boys came out

of the woods, they were bruised

the blues & mulberry of their


braces. I knew adolescent blood-

hunger, tasted colossal crush.


Wept girled and fell into light

traps after dark, unable to sustain

the conceit: I wanted to be alone


with a man until I was.

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