Jackie K White is the author of two previous chapbooks, "Petal-Tearing and Variations” and “Bestiary Charming.” She teaches at Lewis University.
Body Cento from the Decade I Edited
Bodies are so animal
and now this head lives in that sound without body.
Last night we watched as our bodies broke free.
Staring at you across the room, my body seemed composed
of eyes the old body hardened, rejecting the ravaged ovaries,
the black holes bodies leave behind.
I go to sleep; a new body arrives