…about myself

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Bianca’s writing prompt #3: Compose a detailed description of yourself using only lies

“blue Jean: self portrait”
acrylic on denim: b&w

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my hair is burnt straw & breaks

always between my nipple & navel.

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these eyes are opaque, flat,

unable to roll or close.

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my nose is a removable right angle

I inhale only what I desire.

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this mouth—a backslash,

my words cut like daggers.

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this body, beneath my half-fingers

is a one-way road, no side street

or bumps or valleys.

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I have a tubular neck that’s good for listening.

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I am blind.

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I have never seen myself.

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