a body that acts the way broken English sounds; a body that is English as a second language, writing you Shakespeare--when it wants to love you--with a limited vocabulary; a multiple personality rhyme scheme, where one ties a "not" together with a "knot", meaning both: you may walk down an "aisle", although you will remain on said "isle" yourself;
a small tyrant on an island of one, you cannot relinquish your crown-- although you can supplement it, with a ring; an eye for an i, excluding "i" in the ways "i" want to be seen most, because these are invisible; a gluttonous ear that gains nothing, as if food for thought were zero calorie; syllables that leave only silhouettes of their meaning: the shadow of who i am defining me more, the more you shadow me
English as what exists outside of your brokenness; language that does not languish, even when you must languish; genes misplacing their syllables: if your jeans misplaced theirs, would you be panting, like a dog, in the heat of the moment? a body that is always on fire
a house that burns only inside the walls, and collapses suddenly; smoke that asphyxiates muscles, your fingers jittering for breath.