Tag Archives: Betsabe Gomez

After Breakfast

Bone-white china clean of maple syrup, bacon fat. Your kitchen walls an egg yolk headache. Sun’s shine lighting your coal eyes. Come here, your hands say. Be mine. For now I offer salty oceans under eyelids, sliced plum lips, ripe. … Continue reading

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All Eyes on Me

            – Britney Spears, circa 2008 Oh, to believe the white feather lies that sparrowed from my mouth. My belly is full of bird eggs, dormant hollows, kaleidoscope versions of me. So many to count, those promised doll lives – strong … Continue reading

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Don’t Think About Katy Perry

Especially Katy Perry in her whipped-cream- squirting bikini top. Don’t think about the fame you’d win if you had her blue eyes, or the pop of color her anime hair would give your face. Don’t think about all the lattes … Continue reading

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Not for Love

“I heard words and words full of holes aching.” – Robert Creeley Something achingly comforting in coming back full circle, you muse as you’re running your tongue across the roof of her mouth carefully searching as if this, this moment … Continue reading

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Self Portrait

Who is this girl staring at me with iris-less eyes? Her skin pallor found only in dead things, wax figures. I stare back with eyes red from flight, secondhand smoke. We inspect each other with the distrust of strangers forced … Continue reading

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