The Wardrobe’s Best Dressed: The Easy Body by Tatiana Luboviski-Acosta

Got tired of being a house on fire,
so I became a poet.

Got tired of being a plastic bag,
so I became a poet.

Got tired of being a flower in the wind,
so I became a poet.

Got tired of being a faceless daughter,
so I became a poet.

Got tired of of being a rotting altar,
so I became a poet.

Got tired of being an oil spill off the coast of Santa Barbara,
so I became a poet.

Got tired of being the Santa Ana wind’s girlfriend,
so I became a poet.

Got tired of hearing white people read,
so I became a poet.

And anyway,
everyone knows that poets

are the first up
against the wall.


This selection comes from the collection The Easy Body, available from Timeless, Infinite Light. Order your copy here. Our curator for November is M. Mack.

Tatiana Luboviski-Acosta is an artist who works within and between language and the visual. Raised east of the Los Angeles River, they live in San Francisco.

M. Mack is a genderqueer poet, editor, and fiber artist in Virginia. Ze is the author of Theater of Parts (Sundress Publications, 2016) and three chapbooks, most recently MINE (Big Lucks Books, forthcoming 2017). Their work has appeared in such places as cream city review, Cloud Rodeo, Rogue Agent, Menacing Hedge, and The Queer South (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2014). Mack is a founding co-editor of Gazing Grain Press, an assistant editor for Cider Press Review, and the monster maker behind What Is Reality Plushies. Find them at mxmack.com.

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