CARLEEN TIBBETTS

we need only void the parentheses in which our “why nots” live

this body.            it’s all immodest distances.       .meatcongressed vastcanyoning.
.anima(l) sequences.       .border zoned orphaned space.          .a state not unlike dream
strata.

just give me an unspoiled image.            .motived by ulterior beauty’s repeated armies.           
           .gorged on bright savagery.

if you disappeared your mirrorhunger, body.            .my congregation.            .my citizen.
.you can wear your desecration to tatters.

.you can salvage the bittenblack I/i.            .you can rescue your best thoughts from the
gone world of swarm.

 

 

Carleen Tibbetts is the author of the e-chapbook “a starving music will come to eat the body” (FiveQuarterly,2014). Her work has appeared in H_NGM_N, Coconut, Sink, Dusie, inter|rupture, Jellyfish, Thrush, Ilk, Big Lucks, Fact-Simile, Nightblock, The Laurel Review, & other journals. She also reviews poetry for American Microreviews.

 

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