There is no thing

my being


that you can grasp

to grasp

your own ground.


You may move around

your senses like

a hand grasping

the other body through

the cloth.



beyond cloth

beyond the body

lies what you may

never grasp


living or dead.


I, a (wo)man, splurge

my inner blood

and mucus onto the

sheath of reality

to show you that

Man bleeds without

being attacked


the body burns

without any fire.

Shunya Ta is a non-binary demi-sexual being who resides in the city of Calcutta on the east coast of India. They spend their time reading, writing, and contemplating about a future world.