But I have wanted As I want when I look at the painting, To unhouse my body. I have wanted the kind of grace God gives Only to the drowned — Terrance Hayes, from “’The Gulf Stream’ / Four Studies,” Hip Logic

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humans nature; i.e. messy hair, chapped lips, tainted skin, freckles, veins, bones, bruises, scars. we only have flaws if they are perceived that way.

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No matter how decadent and corrupt my body becomes, I will, like a desert orchid that blooms once every hundred years, come to you bearing this frigidness toward life. — Bae Suah, from Nowhere to Be Found tr. Sora Kim-Russell

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