SIAMESE TWIN
by Stephanie Bryant Anderson

I am the sea-floor spreading;
in both directions,
opened like a clam-
soft-bodied and molded
to the gull’s beak.

My body, a half-shaped-moon
in a ceremony of transfiguration,
lies still for the covenant of the mouth
that can not be broken.

Separate and disembody
the skin that surrounds you,
tear your way from my womb
with your pelvic arch;
my rising goose-flesh begs
for your resolve.

Mine is a lust no man has tamed,
and how I crave to be imposed upon,
like a siamese-twin of dirt and deity
to the tremors of your body,
and the savage attack on my flesh and bones.
About Stephanie Bryant:
Stephanie Bryant Anderson lives in Tennessee. Her poetry has been published in several
online and print magazines throughout the US, and the UK, including Volume Magazine,
Eclectica Magazine, Decanto, Clean Sheets, Poetry Monthly, Poetic Hours Magazine, The
Flutter Poetry Journal, The Wilderness House Literary Review, and The Rose and Thorn.
She has upcoming work in Right Hand Pointing and The Dead Mule School of Southern
Literature.
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