Jacklyn Janeksela

she says she’s not about categories & 
neither am i

she says, one day imma be a boi in Mexico

& i wanna go with her
maybe not to be a boi   or maybe yah
maybe i wanna be another me
then i remember i’m married
& my husband only knows i’m bi

she says, let’s meet up in New York or Paris

& i hell yes her to death
when i think about
seeing her again i get all shy & giggly
sometimes we talk about nothing
but it means everything

she says, girl, let’s go to Haiti &
  she says, let’s hit up that art museum
trust me, i wanna get lost in that
  house with her   get stuck in the house
like we did when we lived together, once

she says, let’s write a book together
& i am all about that   it doesn’t have
a title yet, but we’re
working on stories
we collect rocks or strings or feathers
give each one a color   and a number
this is how we catalogue love affairs

she says, one day imma write a book, my own book
& it’s true, it’s totally true

jacklyn janeksela is a wolf and a raven, a cluster of stars, &  a direct descent of the divine feminine.  jacklyn janeksela can be found @ Thought CatalogLuna MagazineTalking BookThree Point PressDumDum MagazineVisceral BrooklynAnti-Heroin ChicPublic PoolReality Hands, Mannequin HausVelvet-TailRequited Journal, The Feminist WireWord For/Word, & Literary Orphans.  she is in a post-punk band called the velblouds. her baby @ femalefilet.  more art @ artmugre & a clip.  her first book, fitting a witch//hexing the stitch, will be born in 2017 (The Operating System).  she is an energy.  find her @ hermetic hare for herbal astrological readings.