Friday, November 9, 2007

The Body as Ecotone - Part 8 - Nicole Cartwright Denison

the smuggler speaks of maim
- Nicole Cartwright Denison

I dreamt the phantom limb
past the crook of arm
back of knee
tingling, tugging
an affront
to purpose,

notice, then practice their
leers at the appendage

do they not recognize
offending members
bared in the marketplace,
my crimes for all to see

pity they clamor
for bloodlust
terrible sport

single digit
left counting,
one foot saved
to ease my travels

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