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The Female Organs

Erasure poem with the whole page blacked out except these words, and some snaky white lines connecting them:

The Female Organs

and the mouth, cussed
the collective parts change
a pear while
lips shock, then separate and join again
each organ contains a maiden a tear a cord
the opening extends&

Laura E. Davis is the author of Braiding the Storm (Finishing Line, 2012), the founding editor of Weave Magazine, and the founder of Submission Bombers. Her poems recently appeared in Pedestal Magazine, Luna Luna, Toad, and Corium, among others. Laura teaches for Poetry Inside Out, a K-12 a bilingual poetry and literacy program in San Francisco, where she lives with her partner, Sal.