Chandler, Alyx 2023

Monday, August 7, 2023
Poetry @ the Green with Alyx Chandler
320 S. Canal


The debate of the nipple lasts for weeks.
Drags out across the countryside. Becomes a third eye.
Get rid of it, mom says. Keep it, grandpa says.

Tattoo it into a bouquet, wildflowers galore. The first piece.

Adding artwork is easy. I let them press into my skin
like a jogged memory. Let the mountain form a mountain

– Alyx Chandler, “Inheritance”

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I try to be brave
in my body
but who can with

family like humidity
everyone sweating
out their egos

– Alyx Chandler, “Curses”

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