Katharina Kepler's Confession (1546-1622)

I laugh—oh the things I would have conjured / could I conjure: silicone Ohropax, flashlights, / popsicles, plastic diapers, tampons— / I was always on my period



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photo of a silhouette against cement

SEVEN WAYS TO BE SICK

My knees, hips, knuckles, and spine were strung by an amateur marionette maker.


photo of a brain coral underneath the ocean

Nervous System

The neurologist says, The world must be dreamed
before it can be seen—


Archipelago

...I can only imagine this kind of grief
and I do.


Metaplasia

" Children waiting in empty
lots and melting sandcastles,
enduring as monster-flowers
–monsters, to hurt what hurts
–flowers, to want to live."


What Animals Are Admitted To Paradise

Mountain goats have climbed their way hoof and tail apart to the tallest
peaks and leaped with lockets of an old man’s beard. They say the
goats that make the leap and survive, the ones that make it

across to land on the other cliff, get their shadows get turned into clouds.