Below, is an excerpt from my diary/book MENSES (coming out in October of 2020), where I chronicle the aging body abandoning its budding form.
March 5, 2020
Don’t you realize,
there are more important things than sex,
money and blood?
a child only gets a few times to break its bones,
before it’s permanent.
bones heal, congeal—
pieces of them stuck in the crevices of trauma, shame—
if we don’t medicate, if we don’t break,
we remain infantile—