Undressing, with water

These other animals
they don’t know
how to live

the way we do
fists full of skin
imbalanced

with clutching
We are weighted
things & tidal

enamored
with our own
weight

with escaping it
Where do we mean
the most

This is air
in our hands
to undo

*

Holly Amos is the author of the chapbook This Is A Flood (H_NGM_N BKS, 2012). She received an MFA from Columbia College Chicago and is the Editorial Assistant for POETRY Magazine and a co-curator of The Dollhouse Reading Series. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in: Bateau; Forklift, Ohio; H_NGM_N; LEVELER; RHINO and elsewhere.

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