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Chinese Foot Chart
Chinese Foot Chart

Each piece in this series is based on a poem by Kay Ryan.

Chinese Foot Chart
by Kay Ryan
Every part of us
alerts another part.
Press a spot in
the tender arch and
feel the scalp
twitch. We are no
match for ourselves
but our own release.
Each touch
uncatches some
remote lock. Look,
boats of mercy
embark from
our heart at the
oddest knock.