All the anatomy she taught

Kacper Niburski is a medical student in the Class of 2021 at McGill University. He is also the CMAJ student humanities blog editor. Follow his writing instagram: @_kenkan.

 

 

a voice
from mine,
to yours 

a nose
poor plumbing
when frozen

freckles
little her
left holding
onto summer 

armpits
the working mouth
of a day done right

air
the first start
the last start

a mole
polite cancer
snipping a beautiful
building’s ribbon

lips
together
but better
togethered

thighs
endless streets
where grass grows
but mowers rule

breasts
babies napping
men clapping
old flapping

a penis
everything,
nothing when
needed,
come on, come on

sex
all there is
painfully
all there isn’t too

eyes
peach pits
for inverted butterflies
often lost

brain
the thing naming the thing
to ensure it is not named nothing
except during a test

memory
missing me
missing me

love
not there in the heart
not there in the lungs
but beating breathlessly still

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