Michelle Lizet Flores | Poetry

MOVEMENT

It started with the ovaries.

……….The doctor plucked one out

……….before you ever bedded anyone.

Next came the spine.

……….The scar nearly fades into your dusting of freckles, though in certain

……….lights its raised skin glints: spilled oil.

The thyroid was the first to be deadly.

……….I was eight years old trying to see a world

……….without your singing.

Your left breast followed.

……….I was in calculus learning about tangents when I noticed, on the glossy

……….surface of my desk, how we have the same mouth.

Now it’s your brain.
……….That fucking golf ball of a tumor—

Michelle Lizet Flores is a native Floridian and current resident. A graduate of FSU and NYU creative writing programs, she currently works as a 5th grade teacher where she fosters the next generation of American writers. She has previously been published in magazines such as  The Bookends ReviewClockhouse, and Travel Latina and has work forthcoming in Gravel Magazine, the St. Katherine Review,  and The Paragon Journal. Find out more at michellelizetflores.com.
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