Skull Bits by Dane Lyn

pieced together by 

rubber bands 

found in the seat cushions 

and yellowed tape 

peeled from the dust jackets of library books.

ever leaking brain crumbs 

get away from me—

find a new crack, they have an

incessant need to escape,

to soar, to bobble 

becoming a balloon full of fresh floating-mind-gas—

a head about explode from being too full of everything.

Dane Lyn is a nuerodivergent, genderqueer, educator, poet, and glitter enthusiast with an MFA from Lindenwood University. Find them in Southern California, ridding their shoes of beach sand, loving on their partner, playing music too loud, constructing blanket forts, and caring for their menagerie of teens, snakes, lizards, dogs, rabbits, and cats. Dane’s work often centers on themes of disability and queerness and can be seen in The Dillydoun Review, Riveting Rants, and Imposter Lit, links to which are all at

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