Image by Ben Weber

[setting: yard

characters: self]

 

                so i am an ugly task.

 

                my gratuitous mandalas.

                my made of many loops.

 

                these troubled times. the looks

                on faces. the birds

 

                the lucky

 

                get a story out

                of this one.

 

[setting: carpet

characters: me n she]

 

                i’m sorry about your neck.

                my neck is a goose right now.

 

                your neck is a n —

                my beloved geese flew     

                the coop.

                the stain on your neck band — my

                it is brown like a very

                old sauce

 

[setting: table, inflamed perimeter

characters: so&so]

 

 

                                                                                                                           as

                scheduled.

 

 

 

 

                 ≤  bag     bad bug               bugs re

 

                       ad badbug-digest ≥

 

 

                                          

                all l

                whe                  atinthemouth

 

 

 

                at so thicksuck they’ve               there border l     and!

 

 

 

[setting: white-wall window.

characters: limit surpassed]

 

                dawn falls slantwise

                .

                like a cured

                bird.

to a specified fate)

Image by Mehdi Sepehri
Image by Jason Yuen
Image by Mehdi Sepehri

[sarah] CAVAR is a PhD student, writer, and critically Mad transgender-about-town, and serves as managing editor at Stone of Madness Press and founding editor of swallow:tale press. Author of three chapbooks, A HOLE WALKED IN (Sword & Kettle Press), THE DREAM JOURNALS (giallo lit), and OUT OF MIND & INTO BODY (Ethel Press), they have also had work in Bitch Magazine, Disability Studies Quarterly, Electric Literature, The Offing, and elsewhere. Cavar lives online at www.cavar.club and tweets @cavarsarah.