Guessing Game

Edition of 1, 2021

From Caballero’s manuscript, MAMMAL, which explores how biology delimits cultural rites. Her signature, straightforward verse gives voice to what’s left unsaid in that all-important space of home.




Guessing Game

A child requires its mother

my fascination
my amplitude
my devotion
my parameter
my consequence
my brink

The child does not speak

its mother
must offer all
to unearth
the many-headed thing
it wants
as need