DISPLACEMENT OF THE BODY
ALEXIS BATES & LOGAN FEBRUARY
I think of resurfacing, hip-first
because my torso is emptied & needs
to dry. I leave no ripples.
If it is sacred to walk on water, my feet
are unhallowed. My body is all limb
no insulation all hair
all shiver. The diagnosis,
heavy with the weight I’ve lost, sinks toward me
Recovery bends with, never breaks,
the surface —
& I go missing for days on end.