Amy Bobeda

antibiotics paddle
undiagnosed dysmorphia
divining the Tigris
blood / brain / barrier
giving me a
need to pee
unfelt dream
ten pounds
below average weight
finally   somebody
nobody thinks to say
           are you really okay
I must be my body
disappearing at sea
a shadow back through the mirror

and we’ll leave her tight and we’ll leave her trim
and heave the hungry packet in
it’s time for us to leave her
leave her Johnny
leave her

Amy holds an MFA from the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics where she founded Wisdom Body Collective, an artist collective rooted in the sacred feminine. Her work can be read in Humble Pie, Vol 1 Brooklyn, and elsewhere. @AmyBobeda on twitter.