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Ana María Caballero

thin lace

2022
MP4
01:30 min
1080 x 1080 px
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2.500,00 €excl. VAT
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THIN LACE is a spoken-word poem from Ana María Caballero’s MAMMAL about the evolution of intimacy in long-term relationships. Written in Caballero's signature, multi-valent style, it paints an honest portrait of the collision of committed love, exhaustion, and desire.

MAMMAL was the winner of the prestigious 2022 Steel Toe Books Poetry Prize and a semi-finalist for both the Vassar Miller Prize and the Birdy Poetry Prize. It will be published by Steel Toe Books in 2024.

thin lace

 

perhaps it stops being about

me loving you

you loving me

us loving us

 

& more about

ceasing

                        embracing a life that ends

 

         watch          it       end

 

i bought flimsy pajamas         for you

for me            

for us

 

lace for the children’s

rock-hard home

 

but who cares about sex         

i just want you to wipe away baby shit

 

mature love       is the best

 

 it makes you smarter

 because you have to think

 

i’ve always preferred smart               to happy

our mid-life love makes me  happy

 

            i think

 

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