[shower]

eye pop ache

an un-seattle’d winter

i lift my face to the water

throughout this rainless season

my cure-all burning

i've been reading about faith

healers, but my faith is

only waking up in the morning

healing hot water poured

over cold skin

pounding on pounding

tearless eyes

Alis Hamilton is a poet, essayist and creator of multimedia zines. Her focus is on the ambivalence and confusion of gender, sexuality, and ideas of self.

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