i know you
light & heavy- pursuit dark- pulse blank
look back shiver
after night- paleheart- brave as
. i know salmon. her name. his.
. basket came. came here,
say i said
ambar instead of amps
or putrid instead of pearlescent
oh see how they mouth
and there he may be: by the mayflower
his daughter picked up like cotton smiling
like curtains do, her name like ten fingers
wrapped around his brain, and he calls.
she isn’t like a daughter anymore.
left in a van going to the highway, i think they say
the sky rushes out from her eyes,
wide enough horizons.
but don't smoke cigarettes ok?
the first boy shoved his tongue in like a racecar,
i don’t think i really cared, she likes girls now,
women and two minute phone calls.
why am i even watching her, writing her down, feeling the god of me suffer, palsy; half-carcass; poemwurm.
say everything beautiful,
wrists over bathtub
warm candles flicker off water.