ballerina laced in an illusion
of slit slot findings
/ she is failure but I am fan,
systemic applause – in the
mucous remains of her dance.
her feet are lore laced pin points
inside pocket maps
/ everywhere: the netherlands, french, sea of
depth, extra days in the country.
she follows other parts of my body
/ I am backpacking down her spine,
into muscular valleys
I spell her in a photo print –
pink legs, landscape sarcoidosis
/ I watch her in fault;
she holds the dance
in her pockets of hip bone.
About the writer:
Anastasia Jill (Anna Keeler) is a queer poet and fiction writer living in the southern United States. She is a current editor for the Smaeralit Anthology. Her work has been published or is upcoming with Poets.org, Lunch Ticket, FIVE:2:ONE, Ambit Magazine, apt, Into the Void Magazine, 2River, and more.
Image: ‘Untitled” by TANJA BABIĆ. Oil on canvas. An artist from Belgrade, Serbia, Babić studied at the University of Belgrade and since 2004 has been an active member of the association of fine artists of Serbia/ULUS/. Several galleries in Belgrade and London represent Babić and her work.