POETRY: Two Poems by Cristine Brache

 

safe words

Cristine Brache

 

i’d like to hear some safe words
satin blouse, string of pearls, neck brace
make more secure sounds, say a prayer, and really care
tell me to go stand in the corner
play the recorded sound of a dog panting from the beginning of july till the
end of august
between each dog’s pant i want to say
i am a beautiful piece of property
erect and etched in stone

 

 

 

tfw you can’t wear chanel to your own systematic humiliation

 

dramatization, waterbed city
sappho’s expression while you klonopin

you can cry as much as you want

or write down the dates you’ve felt scared

like a woman of good pedigree
or latinas in the dark


 

 

 

CRISTINE BRACHE is an artist and poet, she lives and works in London, England. You can find her online here: cristinebrache.info.

 

 

 

 

 

 

    Related Posts

    Black and white image of Puerto Rican poet Salvador Villanueva as a young man. He has coarse black hair and beard. He wears a white button-down shirt with rolled up sleeves at the elbows. It seems he is gesturing to someone off-screen in the middle of conversation.
    The Anti-Poetry of Salvador Villanueva
    A Very Apogee Gift Guide
    Safia Jama
    Respecting the Pain of the Poem

    Shopping cart

    Subtotal
    Shipping and discount codes are added at checkout.
    Checkout