Siluetas/Silhouettes

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after Ana Mendieta

i.
I’ll return in blood-paint.
Santa Muerte, goddess of death,
my body imprinted
on a sheet
in a fissured portal,
Candlewood branches
arcing at my feet.

ii.
My art, my sex
enraged him.
He shoved me
through the window glass;
I spilled across Manhattan.

iii.
Beside the ocean
my open hands, vermilion
mark the sand ridge.
The tide comes,
washes the rest of my body
clean.
Photo “Broken Mirror” by Max Goldberg ; licensed under CC BY 2.0

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