Six poems by Aimee Herman: Part two

June 3, 2015

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leathered berry

in negligee of egg-yolk slip
hands drip away boneless
straps protecting potassium

slunk of drapery as pale yellow
presses away first contact of
teeth against skin

sixty centimeter deep soil hung meal
can be cooked
and called Musa

do not disregard the one called Flasher—
sprouted limbs, flimsy
flung against pavement to catch the ones
who try to run away


Aimee HermanAimee Herman is the author of two books of poetry, meant to wake up feeling (great weather for MEDIA) and to go without blinking (BlazeVOX books). Aimee has been published in various journals and anthologies including Troubling the Line: Trans and Genderqueer Poetry and Poetics, Bone Bouquet and cream city review. In addition to being a writer, Aimee is a professor at Bronx Community College and with Poetry Teachers NYC. For more words, go to:

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