Of this room remember heat. A fight with my father and
glass evil eyes. The television sparking like a glamorous fish.
We’ve turned off every lightbulb, fan each other with foreign
magazines. I take photographs of stray dogs. In the car,
the Turkish driver listens to horse races on the radio.
I won, he tells us. I dress like a pillar. I want to burn the verbs
I mispronounce to the Egyptian waiter. My uterus bleeds from Athens
to Istanbul and the moon is a spider tracking its white mud
across the sky. Orange blossoms open like pepper in the courtyard.
Everywhere, blue rooftops. Antibiotics for my infected jaw.
We take Rome with us to Rome. At the passport control line,
you tell me to let you speak. You tell them I'm with you.
Intersectionality & Culture
Poems of Place
The repetition of similar vowel sounds that takes place in two or more words in proximity to each other within a line; usually refers to the repetition of internal vowel sounds in words that do not end the same.
two lines of verse, usually in the same meter and joined by rhyme, that form a unit
conversation between two or more people as a feature of a book, play, or movie
visually descriptive or figurative language, especially in a literary work
a comparison between two unrelated things through a shared characteristic
a comparison between two unlike things using the words “like” or “as”