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Breath & Shadow

A Journal of Disability Culture and Literature

Spring 2013

Volume 10 Issue 2

 

 
Breath & Shadow

Spring 2013

Volume 10 Issue 2




Withdrawal

by Ani Keaten

My limbs heavy like magnets
attracted to the earth’s core
My arms like granite—
My back, a twig,
trembles.
I know each rib intimately
Its size, shape and placement

My skin is the olive’s
thin
        Invisible
and dark

I am the externality
   marginal
       superfluous
     inflamed.
     I need more
   give less
 require exception
Decrease the surplus populace


Ani Keaten is a poet, English grad, and MBA student, as well as an amateur linguist and rock hound. She writes about her experiences with LS and two other autoimmune conditions. Learn more at www.anikeaten.weebly.com or email her at ani.keaten@gmail.com.










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