they say you should not remove
foreign objects from the body for fear
it will bleed out, but you entered
and removed and re-entered
and re-moved yourself
as if trying to make me live,
or else. You know when I moan
that it’s not a submission
but an attempt to move things along
because in spite of my better judgment,
I’ve given in to your antics.
There comes a time when,
just to feel, a girl will put anything
between her legs.

Eloisa Amezcua is an Arizona native. She recently finished her MFA at Emerson College and works in Cambridge, MA. She's received scholarships from the Minnesota Northwoods Writers Conference, the NY State Summer Writers Institute, the Bread Loaf Translator's Conference and the Vermont College of Fine Arts Post-Graduate Workshop.