pink chalk drawing with pink chalk on concrete floor

a pink chalk uterus

lines the sidewalk

outside the high school

allison calls it medicinal pink, my favorite

color and on twitter

a dozen people can’t identify

the wings of a clitoris

a goat head

catching the foam

of my sneaker

on her porch we strategize mutual

aid and resistance

how to show up with energy

our bodies/their bodies/this

body tired oh so tired

deserves support

the great resistance

in bodies that count

within state lines

bodies within


chalking medicinal 

pink lines

invisible pink lines



Amy holds an MFA from the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics. Her book Red Memory is forthcoming from Flowersong Press 8/22. Read her work in Hobart, The Columbia Journal, Full-Stop, and elsewhere. @amybobeda on twitter. 


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