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  August 2010
volume 8 number 2
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Lek Borja
August 2010
   

 

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art by the feral artist

    Lek Borja is an up-and-coming poet whose work has appeared in m{22} Magazine. She currently resides in Los Angeles.

   

 

To Move A Man

He is metal: Steel. Therefore,
in me, some shrapnel, being
that I am his daughter.

His arms like rods, and
my fingers--- needle-like, inherited
with veins as cold as silver.

Our touch impales, wounds. But

burn me and I will melt
into fingernails and bones
just like my mother

who kisses the cold
cheeks of my father,
whose nerves are pallid, and
without bends---He
is never moved.

copyright 2009 Lek Borja