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.