Tension

Poetry / Tomas Moniz

lover look at the perfection of your own body / elastic & tenuous / the result of forces misunderstood & ancient / the pull between chaos & form / the tension / think of the energy keeping us together & pulling us apart / actually avoid rumination / the practice clouds awe / no hypothesis can be trued / instead just marvel at the tenacity of skin / its capacity to hold shape / to shift / to move / instead ask yourself what to do with this glorious body while it remains whole

Tomas Moniz is the founder, editor, and writer for the award winning zine, book and magazine Rad Dad. His novella Bellies and Buffalos is a tender, chaotic road trip about friendship, family and Flamin’ Hot Cheetos. He is co-founder and co-host of the rambunctious monthly reading series, Saturday Night Special.