some women lose more than me,
the uterus, the ovaries, the fallopian tubes, it's good
he says that it was caught early enough. he speaks
with the ease that implies that the body is nothing
more complex than the limbless, trapdoored models
that decorate biology classrooms…
Maps are never skin. I know
that you're only a guide but
I prefer to pretend otherwise.
Here, a closeness is lost in our morning rituals.
Some type of forgetfulness concerning
the risks we take, the casual violence inherent
to the most mundane of acts. That's what she liked,
I think. The rough slide of the blade.