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.