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What will you let yourself know?
And what will you put in boxes
Hoping it won’t spring up again
My attic is full of chests that I’ve battered in
Locked and guarded
That I’ve known I couldn’t see
Without ever looking inside
My brother’s just moved into college!
Well, not entirely- there’s still his coffee machine and a box of granola bars, but we’re driving those to him today.
The deciding factor in
whether or not I’d breach the boundary between binaries
was a gender neutral bathroom sign.
I heard someone belt a show tune in the shower while
another howled. Someone else took off their jeans, stuffed
I rub ice cubes on my face in the morning
when it is swollen from soy sauce
or bad dreams or no sleep. The water beneath
my skin is thick like jelly, yellow & responsive
to touch. I lose track of the bones. I want the
After 《木兰辞》, first transcribed ca. 500 CE
translate: to carry from one state to another, as Enoch was translated, that is, carried to heaven without dying 
From the moment a screaming woman thrusts us into the world,
Soft, bloody heads first.
We begin to deteriorate.
For some, that occurs at a faster pace than others.