Family Photo II

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June 22, 2022 by The Citron Review

by Milo Projansky Ono


She looks up from her perch on the concrete step. Her sweater is dark grey (purple, perhaps) with white buttons. Her legs are crossed, hands folded, mouth set.

I tell Mom I like this photo of her & she screams THAT’S YOU, as if I can’t see, as if I need to be shaken back into remembering girlhood, as if those white buttons ever touched my skin.


Milo Projansky Ono is an emerging writer from Salt Lake City who documents and imagines queer and trans stories. They recently graduated from Oberlin College, where they edited The Plum Creek Review, published work in Wilder Voice and Two Groves Review, and won the Stuart Friebert & Diane Vreuls Prize for Creative Writing.




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