Scrape out my eye,
offer it to Odin.
He refuses. “’Twas unwise,”
he tells me.
“What do you believe
I learned when my vision
Was halved? And do you
think your ocular sacrifice
can replace my own?
Wait for tomorrow.
You will need both sides
soon enough.”


[Caitlin Johnson is the Managing Editor of CAIRN: The St. Andrews Review. She holds a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Lesley University. Her work has appeared in Black Mirror MagazineCharlotte ViewpointFortunatesMojave River ReviewPembroke MagazineVagina: The Zine, and What the Fiction, among other outlets.]

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