uncover my hollow

December 31, 2018

 photo by Sarah Huels

 

 

uncover my hollow 

by Savannah Slone 

 

 

unveil my tethered roots:

                                                                        outskirts
unzip my heavy molar
my watercolor waves
my pale ribcage

 

deflower my inlaid scapula
stitched with thick wool
thinning thrusts aflame
accelerating tonsils, heaving melody

 

because my quilted uvula has depth
              a patchwork profundity
thoughtfully placing tree seeds that are          grown like       me
standing tall in the dusty moon radiation
               intersection inquisition

match strike

 

 

 

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Savannah Slone is a queer writer who is completing her M.F.A. in the Pacific Northwest. Her poetry and short fiction has appeared in or will soon appear in Heavy Feather Review, Boston Accent Lit, The Airgonaut, Ghost City Press, decomP magazinE, Maudlin House, FIVE:2:ONE, Pidgeonholes, TERSE Journal, Glass, and elsewhere. She enjoys reading, knitting, hiking, and discussing intersectional feminism. You can read more of her work at www.savannahslonewriter.com.

 

 

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