.

above, a smoke thick blown

on a pitch black wall

slow-moving


.


you, kneeling

gather bones and nails

melting them into

evererupting stems


*


like a flower leans towards the light

I leak and lay bare at your feet


.


like a spark seen on abrupt

collision of our spit

or heard between the rubbed

together against

porous metallic sticks

your sharp

glances

my tender

grip


.


one rather use on me

a spoon or a spade



headstood, insides fluid and scattered



one rather use on me

a mouth digger


*



is that what a body looks like

helpless


nude of its skin

a ripeness sincere

awaiting

its rattler


.


mutilated, my I

still can see

that what a body

looks like me


.


and like a flower leans towards the light

I leak and lay bare at your feet





*


Marie-Pascale Hardy is an artist whose practice extends across poetry, performance, vocal and visual art. Born 1985 in Quebec, Canada, she studied fine arts and design at Université Laval. She lived in London for nearly a decade where she turned to music and writing. Now based in Berlin. Her words have appeared in Poetry London, SAND, FU Review, stadtsprachen, The Delinquent. She is the vocalist and lyricist of the duo Paco Sala. Their third studio album ‘Our Love Is The Gold’, “a weirdly warped scattering of skewed synth lines and eerie vocal cuts that makes for the most unique of journeys” (Gold Flake Paint), was released earlier this year on Denovali Records.


Photograph of a performance by Leif Holmstrand.

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