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the roof of my mouth

 
 

& i hate it when men put my legs behind my head
when they call me “oh” like it’s become my new name;
 
& i hate it       men put my legs behind my head
          call me “oh”           become my new name;
 
& i hate         men     my legs         my head
                                      my new name;
  
when they leave i
clean the floors. when they leave i
do nothing but eat beets, their skin sticking to the roof of my mouth.

 
 

Tanya Azari is still a poet in progress. They have been published in Drunk in a Midnight Choir, Words Dance, Rising Phoenix Review, and The Fem Lit Mag. Other works can be found self-published at heretherebesomething.tumblr.com.