Study of my Body the Pantomime

Stepping out of this room

*

Is one type of obedience

*

I could stand still as a soldier

*

I have never loved a soldier

*

Whatever caused you to scissor your arms

*

And remove your jacket,
And remove your shirt

*

I was a lifting rudder,
An arm

*

Alone and wild
Numerous, I am

*

Colorful against that silt

*

You should really hear my breathing

*

Granules in the landscape

*

Where I am a listing woman

*

Buttons, pregnancy, wine

*

Winter fruit, and
the weight of grassy structures

*

So quickly leaves the world

 

***

 

Alexis Almeida lives in Denver. Her recent work has appeared or is forthcoming in TYPO, Vinyl Poetry, Denver Quarterly, Divine Magnet, Oversound, and elsewhere. Her translation of Florencia Castellano’s Propiedades vigiladas is forthcoming from Ugly Duckling Presse. A finalist for the Fine Arts Work Center fellowship, she was recently awarded a Fulbright grant to Argentina and will be traveling to Buenos Aires in 2016. You can find her at alexisfalmeida.tumblr.com

 

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