12/24/12

Becca Klaver

Once More Cement the Hymen

once more screw the breasts
once more drill the cervix
once more solder the toes
once more nail the clitoris
once more caulk the ears

it is a construction
a job
you are the site
it turns you on
like a whistle
never will

it turns you on
like you are a massive
infrastructure
lately bathed
in seawater

and the mayors
and the governors
and the president
tele-tell you what to do
like you are naked
handcuffed
to the bedframe

who has the power
who turns it on
who turns it off
I said who turns it on!

try generating
your own
electricity

once more caulk the ears
once more nail the clitoris
once more solder the toes
once more drill the cervix
once more screw the breasts

in the s&m scenario
where you are the citizen
and he is the state

where a hurricane’s
a woman
and a room full of men
give a press conference
on her power

power’s always hot
up till the point of death

he brings you as close
as he can

after Joyce Mansour

Becca Klaver is the author of the poetry collection LA Liminal (Kore Press, 2010) and the chapbook Inside a Red Corvette: A 90s Mix Tape (greying ghost press, 2009). A founding editor of the feminist poetry press Switchback Books, she holds an MFA in Poetry from Columbia College Chicago and is currently a PhD student in Literatures in English at Rutgers University. Born and raised in Milwaukee, WI, she now lives in Brooklyn, NY.

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