|Issue 5:||October 2020|
Your scythe tongue slices around my clit a nub of nipple—you feed and suck I feed you sweet milk under the slow and silent ceiling fan air blows across your carved back muscle, scars—gunshots and fragments from Nam stabbings from gang life post-Nam the shanks you caught in prison I fed you and starved myself i became flatbread and needed— your hands vice gripped my hips shook me awake You liked taking me from the back the way my spine concaved while standing—you’d bite my neck when we came together from resistance and voltage moments Ohm’d Walking on the deer trails past this meadow to the sunny spot where i buried your ashes i take off my shoes the earth licks my feet my nipples thimble—receive the soft tongue breeze remember when you feathered your wet cock across my back
is a multimodal artist of Abenaki/Huron descent, an expressive arts therapist, and the author of two books: Billboard in the Clouds (Northwestern University Press, 2004), which received the Native Writers’ Circle of the Americas First Book Award, and murmurs at the gate (Unsolicited Press, 2019). A third book, Old Stones, New Roads, is forthcoming Spring 2021 from Main Street Rag Book Publishers; and her fourth, Songs of Archilochus, seeks a press. A veteran of the USMC and the US Army, Suzanne holds an MS degree in psychology (SUNY) and an MFA in writing (Vermont College of Fine Arts).
For a comprehensive list of her publications, please see her website: https://www.expressive-arts.com/Artists--Page.html
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