A Visitor

regret slides through my window at night i watch the shapes form in my bedroom i’ve become his favorite visitor in the dark he whispers, “silly girl, why didn’t you kiss her?”

MYKA GREENE

she, her, hers

College of Arts & Sciences

Class of 2022, English, Creative Writing concentration

Drama minor

Myka Greene is a writer, poet, and filmmaker who was born and raised in Richmond, Va.. In 2019, she began writing her first book, entitled Sanity Slip Songs, a collection of personal prose and poetry from the ages of fourteen to nineteen. With this, she attempts to confront the barriers between her identity and art production and has found sanction in the writings of Miranda July, Otessa Moshfegh, K-Ming Chang, Roxanne Gay, and Carmen Maria Machado. Her prose and poetry has been published in Iris Mag, Cut x Sewn Magazine, the feminist online journal That's What She Said, and the online zine Plasma Dolphin. Along with writing, she is a filmmaker and has been writing and directing short films through Filmmakers Society on Grounds and through a Richmond-based production company called HOMA Pictures. This past summer she worked as a Production Designer for Micah Watson's (UVA Class of '18) web series, “Black Enough.”

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This piece was simply a thought which came to me at night in response to my constant insecurities when dealing with lust and affection. It is not an easy feat to confront for me, or for many queer people, and this had led to a lot of angst.

#ThirdEditionSpring2020

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