the chair, by Catherine Karnitis
she listens with one eye reflective with
the other splitting reverie and re-
straint she listens formally it’s on-
ly talk a dream entrances redolence
her janus face lost and locked tor-
so chair-like body planar you
can lift her turn her spin her blades pro-
pel her surveilled she looks inward hair
in braids like loaves of bread disem-
bodied purchasable torso black
and blue admired for its lines designs
her nails red claws her fingers make a heart-
shaped ball one hand is free or tries to be
Catherine Karnitis: "I am an emerging poet, working on an MFA in Writing at the University of San Francisco. I serve as a Poetry Editor for Invisible City literary journal. I earned an MA in History at the University of California, Berkeley and an MA in Art History at The Ohio State University."
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