maya mackrandilal

ANTI/body (excerpt)

I want to shape the structures that will break this world
reveal the other world
that was hidden beneath
--surviving in the shadows, in memories, in the stories our mothers told us
in the ways they resisted.

I want to break this world apart with the things I make so that we may tumble into the blackness beneath where we are free.

The blackness
that has lived in our bodies
has survived every attempt at erasure.
The structure of the black, warm earth,
the consciousness of the universe,
the place we have longed for since birth.

The deeper structure
that defies logic and reason
that defies physics and language
the structure our body has always known
--the ANTI/body