Poems and Texts

“BRCA Index No. 39” by Sunnylyn Thibodeaux

BRCA Index No. 39

in case
of shift
right side
dense tissue
At the spa
darkened buttons
some bulleted
points, some
angle to the floor
I have no answer
for what I am
Time Bomb
I watch
move flawless
creatures sweat
troubles away
These troubles
I carry under
imperfect skin
I sweat
they stay
Long since
the deductibles
Long since
the curve
of my back
led to satisfaction
Winter has
shaken down
all the leaves

Sunnylyn Thibodeaux

Sunnylyn Thibodeaux is the author of Universal Fall Precautions (Spuyten Duyvil 2017), As Water Sounds (Bootstrap 2014) and Palm to Pine (2011), as well as the small books 88 Haiku for Lorca (Push Press), Against What Light (Ypolita), Room Service Calls (Lew Gallery Editions) and What’s Going On (Bird & Beckett). She left New Orleans for San Francisco to attend (the now defunct) New College of California. She lives in $F with her daughter Lorca and husband Micah, with whom she co-edits Auguste Press and Lew Gallery Editions.