ON KNOWING MY BODY IS NOT MY OWN In a skirt. Reading. Walking, at night. Alone. With a friend. In a bar. At the park. In the classroom. As a child. On the street. Out buying milk. While looking "older." While looking up. Writing. Walking. Trying to walk. Drunk. Sober. Dressed to the nines. Down on my knees. Running. On a Tuesday, in June. In mourning. While working. While "asking for it." While not being asked. In a car. Walking home. Walking away. Wearing makeup. Trying to walk home. In love. In sweatpants. In the morning. On the street. Carrying laundry. Carrying fear. Wearing nothing. Wearing anything. Trying to walk home.
C. F. Sibley's work has recently appeared in DIAGRAM, FIELD, The Journal, and Muzzle Magazine, and her manuscript, What the House Made, was a semifinalist for the 2018 Pleiades Press Editors Prize. She holds an M.F.A. from Columbia University and a B.A. from Middlebury College.