Sunday
Sep092012

An Appeal

Jonterri Gadson


 

i.
Made               of my body
                        a prison
blood-smothered         fetus
locked              between hollow
                         of breakable bone
this new body
            sunk deep
enough
to find comfort
            in the reservoir
            of my abandoned heat


ii.
                        Make    justice
of my body
                        soft walls begging
enter    break me down   enter
             when my stone hold    slips         
open              enter      your body listening     
             when my body asks
             show it you want to come home.