Dariana Guerrero currently teaches English at the secondary level in Massachusetts. She recently graduated with a B.A. in English Language and Literature from Smith College and is pursuing her M.A. degree in English Literature at the Bread Loaf School of English at Middlebury College. Dariana has been published in a variety of national and internationally recognized literary magazines and journals. Dariana calls Lawrence, MA home.

Dariana Guerrero

Body Worship

He said he'd light me up, but how much would be burning? Fingertips spark burn marks on my flesh, delineating formations on the outer edges of the body. Where does it begin? Trace the edges of shoulder blades, fat pouches. Trace the edges of a shaved labia, trace the bumps of razor rash with a tongue set on fire by overflowing liquid and bite. Body worship: translate touch into memory, personify the angled ribcage the breath; the movement of hands on the throat. Body worship.

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