Annie Harrison

Annie Harrison Elliott is a playwright and poet living in Atlanta, GA. Her plays have been produced in New York City and Atlanta and her essays on teaching have been published by The Teaching Artist’s Journal. In addition to writing, Annie runs her own arts learning organization where she teaches, implements, and creates programs in dance, drama, creative writing, and playwriting for children.

Ossification


When you are two your bones harden.

I hope for things — my scapula turning
into wings opening and closing.

We are valves opening and closing.
Body becomes a place — a storage

for memories between shoulder blades.

Heaviness — harder to open and close arms
opening and closing

opening and closing — your body,

supposed to be a home
you have nowhere to return.

Opening — wrapped in bone.