Rasiqra Revulva is a Toronto-based writer, multi-media artist, editor, musician, and performer. In 2010, she was awarded an Honourable Mention for the Judith Eve Gewurtz Memorial Poetry Prize. Her work has been published by The Incongruous Quarterly, Cordite Poetry Review and Steel Bananas Quarterly.
How to Fake it So (s)He Stops: A User’s Guide to the Sex Assault Konami Code
jerk head twist neck
clutch breast rend nipple
(left)churning breaths sirening wail(right)
(left)eyelids clamped pelvic seizure(right)
punctuate with meaningless cries: (a)god
play out closing credits. disengage to demo screen.
“Dwayne.” “Texas.” “Unclean.”
one am again, wretched, august sixteenth,
overhead plastic darkness steaming like black coffee potent and slick
with creamy clouds blooming like spoiled-milk mushrooms, blasted-still.
fevers, swoons. wrinkled slip, cerise gloss that stains burgundy with
newly replenished sweat, oily and sharp. beasts of fecundity with
dense, bony teeth chew portholes for inanimate eyes. aching body,
bleeding woman; deeper pulsing hollows like thunder, bruising stars that
never come. never ever. never. never. ever never. come never
that stars bruising, thunder like hollows pulsing deeper; woman bleeding,
body aching. eyes inanimate for portholes chew teeth bony, dense
with fecundity of beasts. sharp and oily, sweat replenished newly
with burgundy stains that gloss cerise, slip wrinkled. swoons, fevers.
still-blasted, mushrooms milk-spoiled like blooming clouds creamy with
slick and potent coffee black like steaming darkness plastic overhead,
sixteenth august, wretched, again am one