examine the cervical mucus clear & slippery like raw egg whites / creamy & thickdetermine if conceptionis possible this time
know the pussy is self-cleansing
place magnetic palmsat the mouth of a wombdraw a new life outwith ease
drip herb taxonomyfrom lips. plant seedsin hips. grow men
say, chile, the average woman can’t pick her own twat out of a lineup(seesawing that country-lush smileover your secret)
the cold tile. a hand heldbetween thick legsstretched into a v. there,a mine of your body.& the blue lightof morning [End Page 526]
JOY PRIEST, a native of Louisville, KY, has received grants and fellowships from the Kentucky Arts Council, Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, and Rutgers University-Newark, where she is a writing instructor and MFA candidate in poetry. Her work has been published in Pluck!, Drunken Boat, Muzzle, Blunderbuss, Vinyl, and the anthologies Best New Poets 2014 and The Breakbeat Poets: New American Poetry in the Age of Hip-Hop.