Of work. Of water. Search. Recovered. Body
count. Body shot. Body broken down
into something categorical. Washed up.
Beach ready. Post-baby. Cavity.
Body bag. Body cam. Body of a young
Black man identified again. Politic.
Paragraph. Chemistry. Perfect. Stripped
for valuable parts. Of Christ. Of proof. Of evidence.
Language. Out of. Mind and. Is a wonderland.
Of bullets. Of unpoliced hands.
“[I can’t bear anymore what happens to the body]” is a line by Kim Addonizio