body, a

body a thing

I have so many little things

and I lose them everywhere.

Little black lines around my fingers

– bobby pins

– bobby pins

holding open my eyes

– inky slits

– hyperlinks

but then they are gone

I can’t help it.

They lecture me in public

about femininity,


the voices of these

little things.

I want to yell back

I don’t believe in wanting you,

you make me think ill of



too much about

you –

about what you think

of me –

of me as distinctly here

in this body

– a thing.

I have so many little

things but

I can’t

they don’t let me


– myself

lose this one anywhere.




Featured image credit: Maru Pabón

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