I Am Breaking My Bones To Fit Into Places by Kendall A. Bell

I desperately need to be, like the curve
of your legs, the arch of your foot. Like
the Golden Gate Bridge, the coastline of
Nova Scotia, the sleeves of your jacket.
I push my achy joints to their breaking
point to touch the things you’ve left
behind, like your headphones, the cord
balled up in knots, like the dog, who is
confused and missing you. I listen closely
for the snap. It is when I love you the most.
It is the only gift I can give you now that
you’ve put on your boots and took that swan
dive. I want to be that brave. I want us
to fuck boneless. I want redemption.

Kendal A Bell - Copy

Kendall A. Bell’s poetry has been most recently published in Thick With Conviction and Hobo Camp Review. He was nominated for Sundress Publications’ Best of the Net collection in 2007, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2015. He is the author of eighteen chapbooks. His current chapbook is “Into The Undertow”, which is available from Indigent Press. He is the founder and co-editor of the online journal Chantarelle’s Notebook and publisher/editor of Maverick Duck Press. His chapbooks are available through Maverick Duck Press. He lives in Southern New Jersey.

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