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June 23, 2016 Poetry

2 Poems

Wendy C. Ortiz

2 Poems photo


washing the wound
in beer and poetry

when I hiked today I conjured
the word HEALING
similar to words I conjure
while cumming

I need all the help
the universe has to offer

I was dumb
even when I never fully believed
this lack
saves me now

you can’t feel this
you never could

when I drift up in you
I hope it’s with static

& black


the spells I make 
(lips swollen 
bruised silk
thighs tense)
hurtle, become
more complex 
(cumming, the silent chant

I'm not even trying

(you can ruminate someone
right out of existence

not even trying 

image: Aaron Burch