prick my finger | krystal norton

I am jealous of Sleeping Beauty, because she
gets to Sleep forever. She can Bypass the dreaded
Small Talk that comes with existing. She can
Ignore the Social Cues and Vocal Inflections
that tell me I am Wrong.

She gets to spend her days Living in a fantasy.
One where she is the Main Character. One where
the Outcomes are hers. She doesn’t answer to
anyone. She is truly Free.


Krystal NortonKrystal Norton is a North Texas-based micro poet.
She spends her days working for the mortgage
division of a bank, and day-dreaming in brief
snapshots. Recently she was published in Hashtag
Queer, Volume 2: LGBTQ+ Creative Anthology.