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Rosamond S. King

Rosamond S. King

Rosamond S. King, Ph.D., is a creative and critical writer and performer. Her scholarship and poetry have been published in over two dozen journals and anthologies, and in the award-winning Island Bodies: Transgressive Sexualities in the Caribbean Imagination. She has performed around the world.

Monster

I do not want to be a monster.
I do not want to be a cat.
If I want to be a sexy nurse or valet,
it will not be in public, where
My mask is used daily.
When it's off, the gaze
Sees caricature
In my skin.
Tell me,
What is it like to want
To be a monster?

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