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Sheath

Sheath

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.

 

Yet,

beyond cloth

beyond the body

lies what you may

never grasp

whether

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.

In The Forest

In The Forest

The Silent Pond

The Silent Pond