Academic journal article Women's Studies Quarterly

Ode to Lithium #140: Natural

Academic journal article Women's Studies Quarterly

Ode to Lithium #140: Natural

Article excerpt

Each subway car will be left on the ocean floor, to be assimilated into the ecosystem. Over time, every surface will be covered in life, creating an artificial coral reef.

-Viralforest, "Stunning Photos Showing NYC Subway Cars Being Dumped into the Ocean"

Today I don't want to take you

so I imagine you a subway car

push you over my edge

to rust at my sea floor.

Ferment & flower, metallic

traveler. I've been thrown

off my axis so-

rrow's my monogamous

love. Once I shunned you

wanting to be "natural"-

tea tree milk, sprouted

cashews, bark deodorant

"natural." Stopped taking you

& soon was lost in snow

stroking branches for hours for

hours walked j agged circles

muttering sudden secrets revealed

by ice wept. …

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