Posture

Lucas Bailor

 

i bloom

halfway, petal-self arched

knot in my center

arms reached behind to

 

twist & untwist

 

legs crossed

unconscious calculation

balancing roles, defining

prescribed maleness

 

twist & untwist

 

running my hands

across ill-defined biceps

contorting my torso

in full-body mirror

 

twist & untwist

 

crumpled, i continue

to fold inward

into a hollowness

i don’t understand

 

 


Lucas Bailor is an emerging writer from Moreno Valley, CA. He is currently working towards his MA in English.