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The Travelling Corsetière



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


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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