There is Another Version by Anna Binkovitz


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There is Another Version

In bed, the laptop is on one side
                                                           and
the phone on the nightstand
                                                           and
the bedroom door is frosted glass
                                                           and
metal
                                                           and
the bedside lamp is glass
                                                           and
metal
                                                           and
in the head, blood is an ocean
                                                           and
the body rolls from side to side
                                                           and
it pulses behind the skull
                                                           and
the ocean is just looking for a shoreline
                                                           and
it’s liquid creeping up the glass
                                                           and
it reminds the body of fogging up Josh’s car window
                                                           and
the body rolls over again
                                                           and
sometimes it is the ocean with metal
                                                           and
glass men all around
                                                           and
and sometimes they are the ocean
                                                           and
the body, glass
                                                           and
metal that want to float, but were made to sink
                                                           and
this is how it feels, to love
                                                           and
drown
                                                           and
keep loving
                                                           and
drown




Anna Binkovitz

The punk-ass lovechild of Betty Boop and Morticia Addams, Anna Binkovitz is an internationally-touring performance poet. A graduate of Macalester College, with honors from the English department, Binkovitz has performed on finals stages at the College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational, Rustbelt Regional Poetry Slam, and the Great Plains Poetry Pile-Up. Her work has appeared in Drunk in a Midnight Choir, Voicemail Poems, the Huffington Post, and elsewhere. Currently an MFA candidate at Lesley University, most of the time Binkovitz can be found drinking red wine, reading, and bemoaning the poor lighting at Minneapolis bars.