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Middletown
Connecticut

ONE AFTERNOON AFTER A MONTH OF GRIEVING

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ONE AFTERNOON AFTER A MONTH OF GRIEVING

The Ankh

my throat holds all the yearning
chest brims, hums

I am crane, at loom, wing, weave
sucking on this soreness smooth like a skinned almond

my skin, unfolding, petaling off in the water,
to reveal myself

I pad the scab, pressing it with eyes closed
feeling the ridge, the hardness, thanking god for the time passed
thanking god, a woman, a black brown yellow woman
a lunar body

coming into contact with something wet and hot
and hurting, kissing my teeth,
cradle my yearning, accept, adjust
the yearning has shifted subjects, not for him,
for me

for the blooming, the shift in season
a sun building inside the ocean
illuminating underneath waves, revealing all

I am sugar cane, at home, suck, chew
smoothing against sheets, moonlight cutting
whole and on my own

be your own mother, say, no more hiding in this house
you are a woman, and slowly moving out of mourning

 

Kai Williams '20
Image: Destiny Polk '19