A lot of body

Katie Ebbitt

The violence of asking for anything other than comfort

            and comfort all around

            and I had such a desperate urge for comfort

            and also in moments of calm

See how activated

            a singular practicality reigns

And I, queenlike, reign over myself

And any who will yield themselves to me

Tantalizing to speak amidst a hurl of narrative

            and find my voice expert,

                      how rarely I advise