By: Bianca Perez

For Coyolxauhqui

I am+++a+++broken
fragment+++++lost to the stars+++of a universe++++I did not++want
to be++a++++part of++My torso carved++++++++++perpetually++below
my head and my head++is not mine+++++as it floats++++++++between my legs
plucked out++of my body+++I have lost++my feathers too++++I am without
connection++++++++++I am without++++++my heart+++bleeding into my own open
mouth++++My hand grasps space++++lifetimes away from++my shoulder blade
I am unable+++++to re++++member++++++myself+++to stich my
skin back+++++together+++and I++slowly+++forget++my own
name++I only++re++member a ringing
in my ears and+++golden++++eyes staring++My name++means
I am++so close++to losing myself and still+++I tether to earth++my mother

Bianca Perez
Bianca Alyssa Pérez (she/her) was born and raised in Mission, Texas – a small southern town bordering Mexico. She is currently an MFA Poetry candidate at Texas State University. She is the poetry editor at Porter House Review. Her poems have been published in The New York Quarterly,  Re-side Magazine, Magma Poetry UK, ReclamationATX, Psst! Press’ The Sappho Diaries, and East French Press. Forthcoming in The Ice Colony Anthology. She is also the co-host of a horror podcast with writer Stephanie Grossman. Her poetry centers on her Latin culture, spirituality, family, and womanhood.
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