motherface | fatherbody | daughterhaunter | a poem

I know my mother’s face

with my father inside of her

and I was born with both of them



disembodied within me


how she looked away in horror

and he, devouring, absentminded, ferocious,

besieging what’s his

owning what’s beneath him, women

tearing through her

lust and horror







and he looks at me for the first time

u g l y

he said out loud


women collector

daughter denier


men put words in my mouth


I stop speaking

and start to write


you can’t catch me there


I’ll make your head spin

“Rückenansicht einer sitzenden Frau” by Egon Schiele (1890-1918)

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