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self-portrait as definition

J. L. Bermúdez


sat·ur·nine \ˈsa-tər-nīn\


● (of the poet)

woman as space race

or manhattan project, titan-mooned

gloomlurker, capricornian lunacy,

outer satellite as product of a belt

● (of the poem)

a bluet, a ring

bearer of disappointment,

a daughter

six times removed

from the sun, a jeremiad

deadlocked in sidereal space

J. L. Bermúdez is an MFA candidate at Florida Atlantic University and the Associate Managing Editor for the Swamp Ape Review. She enjoys writing work that is tender, jagged, and wonderfully queer.

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