body as language

what it means to look like slang
dirty slants and informal screeches of rough
described as patchwork’d historical
what it means to offend a body
s(he sounds like xylophone ring or
alto soprano hybrid twang
those others coat their bodies in pavement
those others laugh with mouths open or
gesture like elephant’s roam
s(he is revised syllabus from next year’s queer studies
what it looks like to pause inside bones &
break off a newly translated movement