by Christine J. M. Reilly
You your own best thing
— “Beloved,” Toni Morrison
Learning to love
with the navel - a little god
My body, in need of a cleaning.
of my body like pieces of bare thread,
My body, made up of tiny circles
chromosome from tear. Cycled conversations
flensed sentences that have been cross-hatched into my heart.
Copyright © 2011 by Christine J. M. Reilly