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May 1, 2018

I’m on the phone with Roseanne Barr,

I ask her, “What are you supposed to do

when you’re afraid of your own body?”

She tells me she doesn’t know, but if I figure it out

to call her back.

I do what I always do: push on the bruise,

the bruise being my body,

the thing that bruis...

May 1, 2018

joan of arc

would lay her sword across me,

glistening by candlelight

polished bronze reflecting wet skin

maybe she would bind my hands

with her discarded chainmail

as her botticelli soft grape nipples

graze my teeth

bared in brazen want,

wonton and young and strong and bullhead...

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