29 June – 16 July 2017

10,000 Gestures

Young Identity

July 16, 2017

 Young Identity’s poetic responses to 10,000 Gestures:


Found me in the deepest part of nowhere,
crusty lips and fingertips like yellow roses,
the kind of nails that Jesus bled from, eyes like bedlam:

though I never saw a thing through them,
all my nervous ticks were gone,
my knees stood still
like soldiers on the tip of no man’s land,

writing second-hand requiems,
over tapes of perfect Kyrie Eleisons.



10,000 Gestures

I f**ked a guy for his shoes once
Blue suede and brogued
I f**ked for less but for him
I would make an exception

– Joella Todd