my body remembers its first silence /
mouthful of snakes / when the man touched me
on the bus / his pale hand, hypothesis /
my silence, answer / tracing theory into fact /
pressed against the warmth of my leg / how
does it feel to be an experiment? / would the
china doll be pliant geisha / or vivacious
dragon lady? / does she have a choice /
but to blossom under white hands?

New Rule

*reference: dark like dirt but not like dirt


“I don’t talk to my family because I rent a studio furnished”