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Sarah Vap

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Sarah Vap is the author of several poetry collections, including Viability (Penguin Books, 2016).

by this poet

her body's customs
with things

he requires
that she shave
not like a girl

his passing

imagines her own

it's nothing, though

she just climbs out
of the forest
forearms swollen from horseflies,

her eyes swollen—
smears him
on her body, not knowing
how she intends
to live.

So shows
him something—