Contact Sheet, by Sarah Nichols
After Contact Sheet #4539 of three different sets of identical twins, by Diane Arbus
In our secret language,
we float upside down.
It’s like speaking to a mirror. Or
an x-ray. Those shrouded outlines
presenting us with maps.
Here is your tongue, sister. Let
me share it.
Here is my hand. You take it
piece left over
from the time before
when we slept in
the aperture of our
Here are our eyes. Pinholes
Sarah Nichols is a co-editor of Thank You for Swallowing, an online journal of feminist protest poetry. She is the author of three chapbooks, including She May Be a Saint (Hermeneutic Chaos Press, 2016), and Edie (Whispering): Poems from Grey Gardens (Dancing Girl Press, 2015). Her work has also appeared in Yellow Chair Review, Rogue Agent, and Noble/Gas Qtrly.
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