Art

Tissue Wasteland – Lily Arnell

YELLOW BELLIED SAP SUCKERS

Sometimes I like
To find a flat rock
An outcropping in a park
Or nature preserve
And feel for some time
Like the shape of me
Can sit comfortably
On a firm portion of earth

 

 

SOME NOTES ON MY BODY

 

It’s not lost on me

 

That my right breast is

 

Significantly larger than my left

 

However, it is rare I consider

 

This imbalance could be

 

A not insignificant

 

Contributor to my hip pain

 

There is a percentage of my back

 

I call Tissue Wasteland

 

I don’t know what goes on there

 

But it seems critical

 

That I regard it gently

 

Somewhat like a frequency I can zone into

 

Through which I can hear

 

My network swelling and tendons squeaking