Sunday, October 20, 2013

"What Is The Shape Of Your Body?"

I rubbed an orange along the lines of my throat, to cool my blood.
Am I alive?  Yes.  I am stretched out like the arms of of a Hindu effigy,
or an animal that lives in the sea.  Sometimes, I'm scared I won't feel
a damn thing.  That is why I've stretched my body out.  It's a net for
a man.  But a man is made of water.  And I am pressed, face down,
upon these boards.  The muscles of my shoulders.  My legs. (But you
cannot jump into the earth.)  Yes you can.  Push harder.

~Bhanu Kapil Rider

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