Poem by Jennifer Adese
not a full halfbreed
a slight frown turned down the corner wrinkled lips withered contrast to smooth skin mouth drooping to disappointed ends sky-filled eyes turned cloudy as his object of study revealed itself lesser than desired results a failed experiment of his mind where he had laser dissected plucked strands boiled skin scraped out miscegenation marrow one measured spoon at a time tipped into a pot halfbreed soup of human thighs, legs, and breasts then recoiled at its bitterness sputtered, “Not a full half then are you?”
About Jennifer Adese
Jennifer Adese (she/they) (otipemisiwak/Métis) is a poet, professor, and academic author. She is the author of Aboriginal™: The Cultural and Economic Politics of Recognition. While relatively new to creative publishing, she’s been dreaming in poetry since she was eight years old.