Jackie Sheeler is a poet, musician, and performance artist in New York City. Here is her contribution for today's entry in the Tattooed Poet's Series:
ANOTHER WAY TO
WRITE ABOUT THE BODY
It’s nothing but an enemy:
this chubby husk with its lust
for inebriants and drama, its shabby
teeth and sheath of biodegrading skin:
a tiresome history in scars.
This is no silhouette to savor
or love, but a sack of cracked brick to toss
into the nearest, deepest lake
and let sink, gradual as pregnancy,
shocked numb in a slow-motion plummet
through water of ice, water of wind-
pipe and lung: let it be slung
down to the muddy bottom
where every body’s welcome waits and let
the weight of it come off of me at last.
Thanks to Jackie for her contribution to this series.
For another one of her poems, check out this one here.
Be sure to head over here on Tattoosday to check out Jackie's tattoos!
Thanks to Jackie for sharing her poetry with us here at BillyBlog!