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Hermaphrodite

bind me
flesh into flesh
tuck me
my love
into you
loom me into
a new creation
being
not a beast
stitched together
of two backs
cross-seamed
but a singularity
creweled over
with sun and moon
needle tracks
emblazoned on our form
tracing
where the gods have tread
the path of our desire
are we not
so tight
doubled over
that we
coupled
wince in pleasure
underneath
our delight in ourselves
so beautiful
a glinting tapestry
we are
woven from silver and gold
a sign
depicting
the hand
that stroked
that molded us
the two-pronged unicorn
they say it is mythical
its mysteries obscure
but are we not proof
shining in the between
of its miracles
elusive
its work is
a beast that prances
resplendent
do the double pipe’s tune
how it marks us
stamping
its unmistakeable
prints
all over us


Kristin Agudelo grew up in Malaysian Borneo and exotic New Jersey. An emerging poet, she currently resides in Maine, where, when she is not writing, she is a Waldorf high school Humanities teacher.