rebirth, at least five days a week: rebirth

success is a process

chasing grotesque creation: a safe version of self

                    semi reflective of

                    the daily naivety of—

suspicion always far too late,

                    and the consolation confirmed to self, denied to witnesses

—‘being’ objectified, ‘being’ wanted

with strong voices, unwanted hands

                    relentlessly dull words add

                    vulgar images, violent reactions

                    each enunciation singed to brain

—‘being’ a brat, ‘being’ a bitch, ‘being’ a bent daisy

                    stand me up in pencil thin glass tubes

                    imagined thirsty for your salvation

i can’t be your vitruvian woman

but i will stand as one

cartwheeling unfairly

righteously chasing

vindication, replacing

                    your bred-in filth

in the flesh of my page