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Bonobos

We are no better than bonobos, defining ourselves by who we screw and how often, as if everything we are is distilled to those few inches of skin and what we do with it. No nun, but as an experiment … Continue reading

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Inana

Before¬†Babylon¬†was synonymous with sin, what she sold was holy, the closest we got to paradise when the dead went nowhere but down, jealous of ritual meals and scant libations. Now, she paints her mouth redder than nightshade, sweet poison. For … Continue reading

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warning label (spoken word)

this box you try to fit me inside is too narrow for my borders & I will not be folded like a secret under your bed a stained & shameful thing with all the magazines & my shape is too … Continue reading

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unvarnished

if i parse myself in pieces they never add up to pretty still, this skin that burns and never tans is the same that sings under your hands & my lips’ bare thinness parts to let tongues twine in a … Continue reading

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