The Female Origin

pieces swept to a collective:

ceramic horse ear

Catholic entertainment

& lace collars

wasting time

like a leaky faucet,

coins dripping from a holy pocket

we don’t see copper

focus comes in unavenged vision

what is my name

what is my name



as if faces are patterns

quote-unquote three-dimensional


understandable line, my wet cathedral

Female is not etymologically related

to the word male —

it was altered

to parallel the spelling

& dominance

I could smear walls with red eggshell

How long have we been


I can’t seem to remember

how we got here

or how we chew

or why