Jan Wiezorek – 1 poem

Embosser

 

Surmise: defacing tool,

creating faux relief.

 

I, handheld and struck

to imprint.

 

Pressed by palm,

administered tactile,

 

scrolled in difference,

alerting courtrooms,

 

documenting valleys

and ridged fingers,

 

forced between

two appointed orbs

 

that never orbit. 

Once free, I sit amazed,

 

caught in produced

manliness,

 

and surface

blood blistering

 

by bounding

identity

 

at skin canvas

squeezed to chest and navel hair.

 


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Jan Wiezorek has taught writing at St. Augustine College, Chicago, and his poetry has appeared or is forthcoming at The London Magazine, Southern Pacific Review, PanoplyzineBetter Than Starbucks, and Schuylkill Valley Journal. He is author of Awesome Art Projects That Spark Super Writing (Scholastic, 2011) and holds a master’s degree in English Composition/Writing from Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago. 

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