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

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

The World

DesensitizedMe….but myNerves grewBack to feel-|————-You. — This blush?Au natural. My skinCannotBe StoreBought. — I am aCorrection. A Redpen MarkingDown Test-a-men-t. —- We are anIncomplete, But, of,Course. — ClimateCry-sis—me—A river. — I am——A Once Dead—ChristianNightmare, Inquisitive,And queer. — Commod-I[high]fiy-Ve me, bb. Use meLike aSubject. Continue reading The World

Growing from concrete

TheyAskedMe…. “Whatam IdoingHere?” — I SprungFrom aPatch ofHard earth. How dida BeautifulThing Growin Materials So Coarse &Unforgiving. — I BloomFor you inMy Body. —- After manyStagesOf Growth, My petals, [Blossom From ModifiedLeaves] EncaseBrightlyColoredShadesOf Blush. — I curlMy petalsFor you; BloomingTowardsYour sun. — I haveSwayedIn placeTo learn My ownBotanyOf futureSight. — Like leavesIn the rain, The cards Spill allYourSecrets. They drip outUnder myndEyes, lockedDown asleep. —- … Continue reading Growing from concrete