If you could, you would spin me
of your hair.
Time takes away the rest of you but
as you sew up the new rip in my jacket.
Hands peel of its creases, a snow of skin.
wear gloves when cleaning
You can't help leaving little bits of you
on the sheets you help me pack. I find them,
two days and an ocean later.
out of your clothes, mother,
are a very long pair
of dried legs on the floor.
I say goodnight mom,
when I mean you have gotten
my arms are too long
for holding you now.
from now, I will have
forced you out
of your skin
and claimed it as mine.
Hsiao-Shih (Raechel) Lee is from
Taiwan. She graduated from
currently an MFA student at the
Hsiao-Shih (Raechel) Lee is from Kaohsiung, Taiwan. She graduated from and is currently an MFA student at the .