To Meet Myself Coming and Going

When I bathe, I leave my clothing
in a pile on the floor.
When I pray, I leave my body
in a pile on the floor.
When I swim, I wear my clothing
into the ocean with me,
and when I dance, I wear my body
into heaven.


response to, and title taken from a line in, Luisa A. Igloria’s “How I lived through that time

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