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Posts by Madeline Bennett

Survivor, Breast Cancer

Unintentionally Sharp

by Madeline Bennett July 19, 2022

I hate that I loved it most
at its weakest
I did not eat dry toast
or monotonous meals
My secret was dying a little
while trying not to die a lot


Conservation of Matter

by Madeline Bennett May 16, 2022

Oh to have a body
Messy, beautiful
Fluid and dust and stars sewn up
In the breakable harmony of our organisms


Night Vision

by Madeline Bennett April 26, 2022

Some years are a dark tunnel / claustrophobic with exhaust / Some, an open field / the biggest sky and the slightest breeze / And I suspect some years / fall somewhere in between / But my memory lately / is of the extremes


Business As Unusual

by Madeline Bennett April 5, 2022

It is hard to resume
business as usual
when you’ve watched the clock’s hand
move toward midnight
as flesh