Margo Tamez


Addiction to the Dead

I lift my body one leg then another over the cold curve of
the claw-foot tub
Like a walking stick with a colossal cocoon attached
A beast and a mutant I am this

Hooked on the steam of hot water I
Negotiate stretched skin a sore spine the splitting of imminent birth

What do you want

Mammoth a domemoon stomach
Carved by spidery trails former settlement

You in there baby think you’ re ready for this