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Melissa Buzzeo

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Melissa Buzzeo

Melissa Buzzeo is the author of The Devastation (Nightboat Books, 2015). She teaches at the Pratt Institute and lives in Brooklyn, NY.

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after Ana Mendieta

If they are a silueta 
But I can’t make out where one begins and
Ends

If in the breakdown of the body there
Is nothing but smoke

If I get inside it
And try and make love to what is there and
Not there
If I feel that it wants me anyway

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