“Pulp” by Erika Moya

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PULP

A

polluting we
have fantasies

and trees process
in print under. Once,

cells seemed enshrined–
those split subjects

Then came real words
this text

of human nature.

The rich
and everyone

else are
more than faith.

Composed
mostly

of the imagined
and inescapable.

How it hurts to
have a body–

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Erika Moya’s poetry has appeared in elimae, UNSAID Magazine Prick of the Spindle, and 2River View.  Her work has been featured in Apostrophe Cast and the Best American Poetry blog. Moya currently co-hosts the Stain of Poetry reading series in Bushwick and works as Reviews Editor for Cow Heavy Books.