Before there were wordsThere was the bodyA language of touch and heat Before there were lawsThere was instinctRefined with each heart’s beat Before there were mapsThere were communitiesTheir boundaries drawn by feet Before there were banksThere was still exchangeOf necessities and treats But now the most deep human patternsHave transformed into dangerous chainsWe must break […]

Losing a bracelet: or, discovering a new normal

Last week, I lost the medical bracelet I had been wearing religiously since April, when my Powerport was implanted. The bracelet was simple – a flexible silicon band, with imprinted letters you had to look closely to make out. It was dark grey – unobtrusive and unflashy. After the surgery to place the port, I […]