I ____ you

Like we’reMillennialTeenagersAnd I amScreamingFor you,Yearning. — I ____ youLike yourVoice isLearning how My earDrums areMeant toBe played. — When weChat I CurlAround Absence, Wishing—|you|—Would fillIts place. — I DepositTime spentWith you inThe savingsOf My heart. — I ____ you Like Eachitem Youoffer meChargesMaximuminterest, SecuredInside myModestly{-Sized-}{Memory. Continue reading I ____ you

A dream 🤢

I pulled seapebblesfromcakedwoundsin myarms, one-by-one. —- I hadforgottenAnother recentDream,Of theseWounds My mindFinally Showed. — My skin,almostClosedAround SmallRocks, ShowingThem-SelvesOn myDominantbicep. — I ThoughtNo oneWouldCall meOn them. — They,ClearlyA partOf me. Small[but]HeavyForeignObjects, Snug-AlmostConvincingly-Into my skin. —- Dug into myDermis, they Lookedso much A part of me. Until—I beganremoving—|_| _|Them, pulling These layeredPebbles, stone-By-stone, from Deep craters TheyLeftInside. —- The moreI removed, The moreI could seeUnderneath Still needing___|to … Continue reading A dream 🤢

We Mirrored

In myDreamlastNight. Our feetMet atThe soles. Each of us On the flipSide of that—-Mattress. —- You………. pretendedTo be…….. ……Asleep, But ourIntimacyWas WidE——Awake. —- I Drewon you WithGreenCrayons, LeavingMarks, you Could——not—- Explain awayTo Others, inThe morning. — I got upFirst, toShower. When IReturnedYou were——Gone. Continue reading We Mirrored