Two Passive Examples
Whose boyfriend was it that, filthy and salacious, lined forks beneath the carpet?
Her high heart and cool feet approaching made no bargains for the various holes
That plagued invisible as she undid the washing, fed the cats, ran her mouth.
The stain of love, retroactively tolerated, in polka dotted socks.
Whose boyfriend was it that when accused of placing forks beneath the carpet
Causing minor but accumulative small hurts said You Must be Imagining, Angel, Dear
Why on Earth Would the Cutlery Wish You Ill
Hannah Regel is an artist. She is the Author of the chapbook When I Was Alive (Montez Press, 2017) and co-editor of the feminist art journal SALT. She lives in London. ig/twitter: @hannahregel