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Poem and photograph by Kaitlyn Lafferty

After being sick

throwing up parts of me

over a white toilet seat

i reflect on how much love

for

dangling,

gangling,

limbs,

how much gratitude

for

stomach and liver

working hard to clean me out

to love me fully

and I recall

the miracle of my body

holding me all in

helping me up

making me

me

i’m alive

in my own walls

and that is magical

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Kaitlyn Lafferty

Kaitlyn Lafferty is a gallery host at the Denver Art Museum in Denver, CO. She writes and sells a really personal perzine called perpetual ambivalence about her misadventures and wonderment with all things life. Right now, she attends community college of Denver, working towards becoming a geologist. Outside of work and school, she is an artivist and organizer with a focus on energy justice and reclaiming emotions. She is passionate about nature, art and all the small beauties of living. If she could be any color at this point in her life, it would be a delicate shade of pastel salmon. Keep up with Kaitlyn on Facebook & Etsy.

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