Mobile Photography / Art – Saturday Poetry – The Erotic Is a Measure Between’ by Kyle Dargan with

Mobile Photography / Art – Saturday Poetry – The Erotic Is a Measure Between’ by Kyle Dargan with

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This weeks Saturday Poetry, matched with mobile photography/art is entitled ‘The Erotic Is a Measure Between’ by Kyle Dargan. Dargan is the author of Anagnorisis (Northwestern University Press, 2018) and Honest Engine (University of Georgia Press, 2015). He is the Assistant Director of creative writing at American University in Washington, D.C., where he also lives.

I have matched art work entitled ‘Direction’ by @imagomimago – Mimi Svanberg with this poem. You can view and follow her on Instagram here.

Source poets.org

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Your body is not my pommel horse

nor my Olympic pool or diving board.

Your body is not my personal Internet

channel nor my timeline,

nor my warm Apollo spotlight.

Your body is not my award

gala. Your body is not my game—

preseason or playoffs.

Your body is not my political party

convention. Your body is not

my frontline or my war’s theatre.

Your body is not my time

trial. Your body is not my entrance

exam or naturalization interview.

I am a citizen of this skin—that

alone—and yours is not to be

passed nor won. What is done—

when we let our bodies sharpen

the graphite of each other’s bodies

—is not my test, not my solo

show. One day I’ll learn. I’ll prove

I know how to lie with you without

anticipating the scorecards of your eyes,

how I might merely abide—we two

unseated, equidistant from the wings

in a beating black box, all stage.

‘Direction’ ©Mimi Svanberg

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