Sans | Sojourners


A poem.

I mispronounce my body as if
the architecture of the spine
were soft, as if this poem could
start here,
in the space between open lips,
even though it resists a title.
To be means to exist
with a name. To be means
to have a body worth defining.

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The cover of the February 2021 issue features a photo of artist Makoto Fujimura painting a cup.
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