The line, the body, the text, the means by which bodies make and destroy themselves; “Pick up the razor.
The poems in "Mohabir‘s collection stalks itself, assembling and reassembling bodies, tracking their installation, sometimes as-is, sometimes wished against or for, never static.
The body/animal/being slips from its own skin, modifies it, wears it.
It is a rogue taxidermy, a multimedia modification of parts, cross-referential, cross-fertilizing.
There are a variety of role models, from the Harlem Renaissance poets, to the modern-day poets, to the subjects of the poetry themselves.
Parents say things to children that are positive and life-affirming.