a spine as strong as spider’s silk


This is a poem about myself to myself. As a trans* person, a gender variant person, a genderqueer person, I experience varying degrees of body dysphoria on the regular. I do yoga virtually every night, alone and in the dark of my bedroom, which helps me reconnect with what my body is, the beauty of its limits and its realities. It’s a simple and purely physical experience, this ritual of coaxing my body into shapes. That experience is what I’ve tried to capture in this poem.

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  1. Whoa! Last 2 blogs heavy. Spider, reminiscent of Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka. Depression and the imagery contained in the HP novels is spot on. The connection with Churchill, a fellow Brit, is insightful and just historically interesting


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