Big blue veins
I wish they’d be any other color
But they don’t care, see -
Opposing your wishes
they grow and spread and take hostage
of the body
as it opens,
and the blue veins conquer:
We have always been"
We have always ruled
and nobody else but us”.
Will you then admit?
And babies are not different from
And blushes are not different from
And turning plates on dining floors
Are not too different
not at all
And hands, they burst through thick earth-twigs
And roots, and vanity,
And many firsts.
Lots and lots and lots.
Mary Ocher was born in Moscow, in 1986, grew up in Tel Aviv, is now living in Berlin.
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