Swollen, Mackenzie Wiebe
CW: body horror
This new goat is the talk of the town burnt arms
spindle out of his back to tap at the air. He says
he reveals mysteries & is looking for love but
each date disappears as his belly grows. Still
we line up to find what he might give.
Beady eye of a slow digger his blunted
spoon fingers. Secrets in his eyes & whos, but
I must admit they tempt—to join an oracle
to dive into the warm grip of a gut.
If it wasn’t for the twitch of his sinister limbs &
more sprouting & how they rise
Mackenzie Wiebe is a queer poet, writer, and editor from Edmonton, Alberta in the first year of the MFA at the University of Guelph. They’re interested in the surreal and dreamlike possibilities of poetry and recently released a chapbook with Armistice Press called Wandering Teeth.