..like all planets, I turn in my sleep, I’ve been doing it
since before I was born.
My body is a nightmare
it hurts me every day.
I’ve been taught to resent it by boys
trying to forge themselves righteous through conquering.
They knew there was something wrong with me,
it was explained through hands
that spoke only in exclamation points.
— Brian Ellis, excerpt from “Caesarian” (via pigmenting)