Questions for My Body

By Eduardo C. Corral

Why are you nocturnal

How many cathedrals have you entered

Has cruelty ever saved you

Do you remember the length of his thumbs

Isn’t that enough cake

Have you ever soaked your feet in gasoline

Do you still fear the virus

How can you sleep in this heat

Is that a soul patch

Did you laugh or cry at Keats’s grave

Have you been claimed


Eduardo C. Corral, “Questions for My Body" from Guillotine. Copyright © 2020 by Eduardo C. Corral. Used with the permission of The Permissions Company, LLC on behalf of the author and Graywolf Press, Minneapolis, Minnesota, All rights reserved.