What is the body in the eyes of the body
is it nothing more than a translation
of water salt and air
an alchemy of blood and sand and lust
bones fragile anxious within
muddy flesh the nervous
desire of hips
that you are still not here every
day I put my feet down one in
front of the other a child would
say that this should be enough
but the heavy box of the body asks
always for more.
Ann Pedone graduated from Bard College with a degree in English and has a Master’s degree in Chinese Language and Literature from UC Berkeley. Ann is the author of the chapbook The Bird Happened, and the chapbook perhaps there is a sky we don’t know about: a re-imagining of sappho is forthcoming in December. Her work has recently appeared in Riggwelter, Main Street Rag, Poet head, Cathexis Northwest, The Wax Paper, and The Phare, among others.