Salome, stop believing this huzz pile
Unfettered whale bones make you a forced companion
I saw her making up the names for Laurel species
There are 206 kinds, scientists eat Latin like it is milk-fed
They cannot act tired of naming, we cannot act tired of hiding
This act is forth-right in dependency and leaf alterations
Worst-ed in upheaval, I am feeling my feathers moult
I am happier with a junkie nerve for failure
It is terrible terrifying to admit your bones are all crooked
They crick each other out of place in turns
You seem like you are sparing a starling
But you are just guilty
Porcelain knocking around and forgetting to say please
Brit Parks is an American poet, artist, and scholar. She is the Art Editor and Features Writer for Unpolished Magazine. Her poems are featured in the book SMEAR, edited by Greta Bellamacina, RINE Journal, Rx Magazine Editor’s Choice, and New River Press Yearbook. She is based in New York.
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