with lipstick and beige teeth think dirty napkin think slow seethe you should probably move a few seats away if you handle me roughly (as you are wont to do) I split in two and two and two —an amber jelly seeps into your palm prom- ising no limit of fuss and fracture your nerves begin to sinter look: you have some blisters— where did those come from you will go home alone and ask (and ask) what happened here
[ i cleave to my own blood / copper well that keeps giving / & giving ]
-- Jill Khoury is interested in the intersection of poetry, visual art, gender, and disability. She holds an MFA from The Ohio State University and edits Rogue Agent, a journal of embodied poetry and art. She has written two chapbooks--Borrowed Bodies (Pudding House, 2009) and Chance Operations (Paper Nautilus, 2016). Her debut full-length collection, Suites for the Modern Dancer, was released in 2016 from Sundress Publications.