The Space Occupied
I am unstable bones / cracking / into place.
Teeth sucking on the hip;
I wonder where it will go
after I eat it.
And organs / that abduct / the being.
Visualize mouths wide,
screaming. Always more demand
And body / suctioning / whole planets.
I feel my edges extend down
throats, pushing against
the inside of skins.
Alexis Bates is a poet and writer that explores the intersection of body and womanhood in her work. You can read her words in Luna Luna Magazine, Five:2:One, Vagabond City Lit, and elsewhere. Her micro-chap is forthcoming from Ghost City Press.
Logan February is a happy-ish Nigerian owl who likes pizza & typewriters. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in(b)OINK, Wildness, Vagabond City, and more. His chapbooks,Painted Blue with Saltwater(Indolent Books) and How to Cook a Ghost (Glass Poetry Press) are forthcoming. Say hello on Instagram & Twitter@loganfebruary