some said you were the splitting image of evil by t’ai freedom ford

just skin
Model: Mayah Daniels

after Carrie Mae Weems

you became drum became washboard became

hum became tincan became numb became

cowbell became screendoor became dirtfloor

became skillet became clothesline became

dumb became plow became yardbird became

heifer and bitch became wagon became

hitch became bible became barbwire

became strum became headrag became drum

became biscuit became pitchfork became

hum became slopjar became shit became

northstar became pitstop became boxspring

became mule became numb became shotgun

became sunflower became battleaxe

became dumb became whisper became drum—

tai freedom ford
t’ai freedom ford

Originally published in The Feminist Wire

See all the pieces from 29 Days of Beautiful here.

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