Two more back to back performance poems.
’My Sister Has a New Set of Breasts’ was my early 1990s response to the increasing normalisation of plastic surgery being done to perfectly healthy, functional bodies. It poses the question, ‘If our bodies aren’t perfect in the way society currently envisions that notion, are we therefore unloveable?’
Meanwhile, Kim questioned the ‘education’ provided him in the past via University study.
(And being a feminist and all, I should say that with the changes in language since 1994, neither of us would be likely these days to write about ‘man’ or ‘mankind’. In fact, by 1998, Kim started adding ‘and women’ to ‘the essence of man’.)