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FRANKIE MCMILLAN

The Travelling Corsetière

 

understands

the geography of breath

and blow hole

 

she travels

with sailors, nothing

she does is a random act

 

her itinerary includes

The London School

for Young Ladies

 

a Busk and Boning

manufacturer

in Berlin

 

he offers

her watch springs

and feather quills

 

neither discuss

the false pelvis

or her disinclination

 

to walk upstairs

 

he breathes

from deep

into his abdomen

 

she breathes

from the upper

part of her chest

 

when she visits

the Atlantic sea

her bone corset

 

begins to sing

 

 

 

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