body of work


Are you ever surprised
when you look in the mirror?
Do you wonder what doctor,
what mechanic, what fey spirit
came in the night
to change you?
Do you notice that your heart
beats more distantly
that your breath fills
someone else’s lungs?
Do you ever think
that your shoes fir too tight
or your clothes sit
too low from the lines they’ve pressed
into your skin?
Who moved the borders
when you weren’t looking?
What force invaded, signed over
the familiar landscape of your body
to foreign dignitaries?
Who are you?

© chris DINGLEY 2014

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