unbecoming


by Paula Ethans


When

 

undressing

became

 

unbodying

because

like the

 

unclasping

of a bra

i felt freer

 

unbeing

me

 

unraveling

each thread

of my skin

 

undoing

the damage

this world has done

succumbing to the

 

unhinged


 

Paula Ethans is a writer, poet, organizer, and human rights lawyer from Canada. Her poems are published or forthcoming in Rogue Agent, Ethel Zine, The Quarantine Review, Anti-Heroin Chic, nymphs publications, Bareknuckle Poet, and more. She most recently won the 2019 Trans Europe Expression Slam finals in Manchester, UK. You can follow her on Twitter @PaulaEthans.