NaPoWriMo Day Three

 

A human is a half-way house to a bird

Whiplike flagella that lash back and forth

Poking at echinodermata, appropriating invertebrate wraith

 

Is I what it means to be a self

A stomach the length of a performer’s discretion

Granularity of its stain – a tree ring

 

All night the hard fatty substance applied,

Slurps with an enlarged pink.

What are the attempted catechisms masochisms

The wind a push of carnivorous ghosts

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Melissa Eleftherion is a writer, a librarian, and a visual artist. She is the author of field guide to autobiography (The Operating System, 2018), & nine chapbooks, including the forthcoming trauma suture (above/ground press, 2020). Born & raised in Brooklyn, Melissa now lives in Mendocino County where she manages the Ukiah Library, teaches creative writing, & curates the LOBA Reading Series. Recent work is available at www.apoetlibrarian.wordpress.com.

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