Duvall Poetry has open mic & a featured reader every first Wednesday at Match Coffee & Wine Bar. Open mic signup starts at 6:00. Open mic at 6:30. Featured reader at 7:00. Bring your poetry, prose or even song, along with a friend to hear you at the mic!

Ana Kobayashi Features October 3rd

XII. Adapt: Dis – member
By Ana Kobayashi

I give you my toe
Which will repair your lungs.
I take your left thumb
since it fits on my right cheekbone.
I pull apart my ribcage,
Trying to make room for your collarbone,
But it won’t fit
On account of your pelvis that is still inside,
Pushing on my diaphragm.
I leave the scattered ribs lying on the ground,
But take the smooth edge of your orbits instead,
And tuck them in my pocket.
I hear my toenails rattle inside your elbow –
You are speaking sign language,
Singing love songs.

@copyright 2012, Ana Kobayashi