What To Wear, poetry written by Mia Wright at Spillwords.com

What To Wear

What To Wear

written by: Mia Wright



in my woman body,
i wear strangeness like a garment.
burdenbreasts buckling construction.
this corporeal petrichor,
a malachite orchid,
a dry velour tongue
stretched stone-brown
with memory.
in my man body, i am white.
my hair an alarm of silk knives,
a mouth made of fists.
my penis is quiet,
a red alien hissing low
for violence.
my torso is part razor,
part roller skate.
this form achtung,
weapon ready-cocked,
bathed and fed the same,
a diet of conquered flesh –

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