21.2.10

PLEASE TAKE THE FOLLOWING INTO ACCOUNT WHEN YOU NOTICE MY EXECRABLE DISPOSITION


the gap in your stride oddly equidistant to my limp under rib
gimp leg and glass egg
where weapon precedes wounding when wound is just thought
gathered in the thigh’s quiver a ripple in the taut
spring preceding the synaptic leap
across state lines
the raised fleshy braid between
when you fly north and when i give up
oh how sorry you’ll be
the silhouette eating cereal in the dark
squatting beneath the kitchen table building cages
from two tidy piles of unspoken syllables
oh how sorry you’ll be
collared bone in the cabinet a collapsing orange and
wreaths of spooled grief to string up
and pucker on august’s sultry lines all saltwater tinder when you
flew north and i
was all sweat and all water weight and all clutched gut
with the slit to the viscera all opened up
the remnants of rind, fine little teeth for
the colon’s pressed rose puncture
disconcerted by the tagged toe in your nightstand drawer
loose preparations
to sleep with a stranger a note numbered
with which strings to pluck
when you palm out my harp
when i pick out a song that you hated in high school
freebasing amphetamines
in the gym’s parking lot
staring hopelessly into ancient caves carved
with low relief heiroglyphs
of what i imagine you are doing right now.

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