turkish baths la fitness / by Emily Brill

the warm, wet naked of
doctors, of cousins
of us in the baths
of the big gym on gower

language, we choose.
we assign it to touch-things.
sex is to naked,
as mammary's flesh-lump
as culture's to practice, to practice, to practice.

towel off,
soap up,

as liquid
as water
on skin.


Emily Brill lives in Los Angeles. She is originally from New Jersey. Listen to her radio show here