McQueen Linen

 

 

 

I design the shows      as stills           If you look they tell             the whole story

 

 

when I find                  I’ve                     no place for fear                    I show myself

 

 

the body’s                   tried to tell you     it’s intricate                         altered

 

perimeter                     what I see              our bodies’                         silver / dream

 

 

I will not                     gesture                       wreckage                          but radiant / waking

 

 

pull back                     toward                     the way we                      all of us, born

 

 

if you take                   everything, you        have got                           to let everything go

 

 

even my / skull            will soon be            uncovered                                    / still

 

 

 

With a line adapted from Mark Doty’s poem “Bill’s Story”.

Originally published in Rogue Agent.