If They Are a Silueta

Melissa Buzzeo

after Ana Mendieta

If they are a silueta 
But I can’t make out where one begins and
Ends

If in the breakdown of the body there
Is nothing but smoke

If I get inside it
And try and make love to what is there and
Not there
If I feel that it wants me anyway
But I am trying hard for it to not be an
It but a they them he she initials and stars
 

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Three Fragments of Instan

alba saliva
el instan

time bending
tongue

entwine
the betwixt

double
thread

madre
del habla

imán
del gen

palabra
estrella

mother 
of time



time awakes

inside words

awayo

mi away

voy a tejer
mis tres
lenguas

away



el instante
es la cuerda
vital

seco fluir

dry elixir

words
are the loom
of the stars

life's breath

la palabra
es la estrella
interior
del estar

words
are 
the inner
star.