Mennies, Rachel 2015

Thursday, September 24, 2015
with Sara Henning
Chicago Cultural Center


I grow a back for bearing, a mouth
for preference.
I want the garden green and gold
and red, to tongue
its nothing seeds, its shit.

– Rachel Mennies, “First Draft of the Teenage Girl”

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It begins between pinched fingers,
the sting of salt inside a bitten nail.
When I first looked away from you,
I found two ants cresting the pantry door,
breadcrumb boulders in their mouths,

– Rachel Mennies, “Argument”

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