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I Am a Woman, And I Speak This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.


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Tongue curled to the inside of my upper lip, pushing my

Glottis, larynx, jaw, intone
My gums are sodden with opinion:

My teeth have something to say
Superior, inferior lips part when

Lateral incisors stretch saliva webs

Rough, damp tongue, cow tongue, lifts

Bears witness to my lingual frenulum.
Oropharynx shivering at phonetic violence

My soft palate trembles, strong teeth, big, pink mouth

Oropharynx contracting, lifting the mandible, ribbed trachea awakens and air
It forms the words that I speak, thus
I do.

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.





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