'Swap Shop #2'
photo by Samantha Malay, Seattle, Washington, 1999

by Samantha Malay
published in Rougarou Journal of Arts and Literature, Winter 2020

when we no longer live in our bodies
do we inhabit the spaces between
voices cupped in bedspread folds
hands around a match
winter kitchen cookbook stains
unmarked keys
missing teeth
tufts of feather and bone?

see me in the lath and plaster
clothesline tied to cherry trees
empty spools
diaper pins
carpenter ants and gutter vines

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