Resur[e]rection
by A.J. Huffman

His lips skim my thigh.  And I am
reminded that [I am] alive
is needing.  The differential of skin
to sin evaporates with the mind’s willingness
to selectively forget.  Memories
cower behind blackened curtains.
Peeking is permitted, but only behind
the keyhole’s confindences.  His
hands move (more than my body) into place.
Where am/was I?  Going with the rush
of sensation and [e]motion, I answer
the ritual call of his tongue.
A.J. Huffman has published seven solo chapbooks and one joint chapbook through
various small presses. Her eighth solo chapbook, Drippings from a Painted Mind, won
the 2013 Two Wolves Chapbook Contest. She also has a full-length poetry collection
scheduled for release in June 2015, titled, A Few Bullets Short of Home
(mgv2>publishing). She is a Pushcart Prize nominee, and her poetry, fiction, and haiku
have appeared in hundreds of national and international journals, including Labletter,
The James Dickey Review, Bone Orchard, EgoPHobia, Kritya, and Offerta Speciale, in
which her work appeared in both English and Italian translation. She is also the
founding editor of Kind of a Hurricane Press.
www.kindofahurricanepress.com
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