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Camonghne Felix is an MFA Candidate at Bard College and the 2013 recipient of the Cora Craig Award for Young Women. You can find her work in various spaces, with work forthcoming in Poetry Magazine, Apogee, and Callalloo Journal. She is also the author of the chapbook Yolk, published via Penmanship Books.

Killing the Form

Am I allowed to disrespect the form. Am I allowed to instead proclaim that he’s raped me. That it just happened. And that I was small and formidable, a fruit or something else taking in from the sun and expanding. Am I allowed to say that I didn’t write it for you. Am I allowed to say that I’ve fucked four women and three men and owed nothing in the aftermath. Am I allowed to say that I didn’t do it for him or because of him, or to heal, or to mitigate the universe’s monopoly on wellness – but to be an organ in post survival, a dim sound existing retroactively, a full circle sold.


“In what way is the instinctive connected with the compulsion to repetition?”*


Boobs
Breasts, is that all you got?
Boobs

 

                             consent
                             Blck, is that all you got?
                             absence


I am happening in public & cannot bear the trope of it
                   I am taking it off.


 

                    Spell blck
                                           compulsively
to make blck



                                    art.

Copyright © 2015 by Camonghne Felix. Used with permission of the author.

Copyright © 2015 by Camonghne Felix. Used with permission of the author.

Camonghne Felix

Camonghne Felix

Camonghne Felix is an MFA Candidate at Bard College and the 2013 recipient of the Cora Craig Award for Young Women. You can find her work in various spaces, with work forthcoming in Poetry Magazine, Apogee, and Callalloo Journal. She is also the author of the chapbook Yolk, published via Penmanship Books.