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temple / humid / name

three poems about body worship, heavy atmospheres, and YOUR NAME by Erini Katopodis. Art by Erini Katopodis. My Body Is Not A Temple My body is not a temple: My body is not something for you to kneel at, throw offerings to Or spear down others in the name of. It will not grant you mercy. A king sipping bitter leaves on his throne is not my king, His sacrifices are not my type, His salvation is not my liking, My body is not a temple, It is a house made of sea: I hang pictures like I please, And I shoot like breeze. I let you near. Then storm loud and heavy when you Are no longer welcome, When I grow tired: And yes, There are men I let admire from afar, But don’t let proximity fool you, I send Great heavy waves to chase them down on land; There are those I love close to the sand. There are men who cast their boats out to the sea, and every time, I Reach …