male pain fixation Karina Bush

Male Pain Fixation

By Karina Bush

The foreign body

Evasive, the grail  

What exactly  

Is my extent?  

A groin pain  

Dull, fear of loss?  

An industrial sound  

Machine under stress?  

Trapped in a building  

Built by other men?  

Is it a slit  

Almost feminine?  

As beautiful  

As the break in his voicebox?  

Does it ossify  

Make him feel old?  

Did it evaporate  

A cumshot?

Karina is an Irish writer, born in Belfast and now living in Rome. She is the author of three books, ‘Brain Lace’ (BareBackPress, 2018), ’50 EURO’ (BareBackPress, 2017), and ‘Maiden’ (48th Street Press, 2016). Karina’s work has also been published by Tangerine Press, Akashic Books, Morbid Books, Ragged Lion Press, the International Poetry Studies Institute, The Nervous Breakdown, Entropy Magazine, and more. @karinapoetess

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