“THE IMPERIAL GLOBAL RAINBOW” -Empire, xiii
out of here and now amorphic i am either unwillingly or foolishly cavorting to a love song : The Finding, The Reclaimed, The Refusal none of which i hear altho the bodies have been said to glitter, the gender mothers strummed the finale into several chronicles stained scrolls also glisten and divine a rapture wrapping arms through the holes of the anxious, the kinky declawed and unskinned, their blushes boiling a hegemony i cannot pronounce until i can, my voice evidence -- descendant of a climbing trilogy, a mediated change in steps which favor the living, the body, the owning, the holding, a meditation strung from ashes how i cannot know what we've shared i cannot know what i am
JACQ is a queer, mixed-Latinx poet from California. Their work has appeared or is forthcoming in Columbia Poetry Review, Berkeley Poetry Review, The Fem Literary Magazine, Yes Poetry, and Apogee. Their first full-length book of poems is forthcoming in 2017. Jacq can be found on Twitter @jacqlast.