Stories tagged bodies

Reading at the Anatomy Museum

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If you know how, all bodies can be read like books, like poems, like scraps of song

Bag

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I grabbed the overhead rail, flexing my biceps and easing my pelvis in his direction.

Body to go

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I’m squatting naked over the hand mirror, feet cold on the terrazzo floor, looking at my winking arsehole.

Sacrifice

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They rise up, a sullen, sorrowful/ army of reproach, staring,// stone-faced but eyed with fire.

Before It Ended

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its fire wet language singing in my mouth.

Excavation

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"the dark velvet slide of the tongue."

Bodies Approaching Rest

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He hates this body no less now/ than he did at 14 for its pudginess/ and the hair that can’t conform