1. THE ANUS
in the beginning I didn’t spread to other places. I knew tongue. They called it mother. Or origin. Or head. Its biology was such that it made the belief in grammar or knowledge or truth or ‘the thing in itself,’ necessary. Between self-censorship, Portuguese and guilt, I discovered the muscles of the lower limb, the loins, the blood vessels, the fingers, the aorta, the jugular, the gluteus minimus, the gluteus medius, the gluteus maximus, the labia, and—that you can’t catalyze change without touching yourself.
I started writing.
1Or: “Speak to my ass. My head is sick.”