Tuesday, February 08, 2022

Tuesday poem #462 : Therese Estacion : Iron Body



I am no longer attached to my flesh.   Even so, it is difficult to go out into the world like this. Half other.        A peek into the perpendicular universe full of cyborgs. I am sometimes afraid of the hurtling. Our assigned junkyards filled with medical equipment and assisted living devices.   My body moves in prone mode. Exposing some truth stored in our limbic systems.         Perhaps I am a heroine in the

               iron mud





Therese Estacion is part of the Visayan diaspora community. She is an elementary school teacher and is studying to be a psychotherapist. Therese is also a bilateral below knee and partial hands amputee, and identifies as a disabled person/person with a disability. Therese lives in Tkaronto. Her poems have been published in CV2 and PANK Magazine, and were shortlisted for the 2021 Marina Nemat Award. Her first collection of poems, Phantompains, was published by Book*Hug in Spring 2021.

the Tuesday poem is curated by rob mclennan

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