by Marilyn Schotland
Hollow everything out &
fill it with new bones;
prayers to wax ribs, kisses on collarbones.
Cut hair: heat, let it curl & swim away:
the final heat mangling departing.
Let everything announce the new nervous system,
a conglomeration of fluttering,
monarchs, jagged fingernails in gut.
I’ll float to the surface & skim myself off the top.
Boychik: the word curls around teeth & clicks through
tongue. an early 2000’s boy band patched together:
sk8rboi by way of shtetl.
Half a boy, half a name called girl.
i’m having my ba_ mitzvah at twenty;
there’s a first time for everything.
Marilyn Schotland is the co-founder and poetry editor of Bombus Press. Her published work has appeared in L’Éphémère Review, Occulum, and Eunoia Review. At present, she is twenty-years-old and studies History of Art and French Language at the University of Michigan.