Torsten Behrens CC
Down and Swallow
the meat that you chew
down and swallow. In your mouth,
that genitalia, which rounds out
like a vowel. Let me tell you
about the days where I missed you,
behind the curtain, in the bedroom,
those golden phrases that I turned over
in my mind like a pill. Down and swallow.
Let me tell you about a night,
blue like a bathroom light,
where I stretched out my body like a rope –
I cannot keep going. Gender,
that slender member that keeps
my words in check.
My words and my throat.
Lady Red Ego is a Chinese/British lesbian concerned with intimacies. Her second pamphlet, Natural Sugars, is available from Broken Sleep Books.
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