LEAVING THE BODY
With each syllable, becoming the last
knock on the door in its blue, open
can carry. Whether the spirit leans
becomes a tree dangling flower or fruit
known to the two of us. Like a tendon
Dani Janae is a poet living and writing in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She earned her BA in Creative Writing from Allegheny College. Her poetry deals with the physical and emotional legacy of trauma and addiction, and the intersecting history of her identity as a black, lesbian, woman through themes of the grotesque and horror. Her work has been published by Argot Magazine, Palette Poetry, Pittsburgh Poetry Journal, and Slush Pile Magazine. She is a contributing writer at Autostraddle.
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