>cause he did it

>cause he did it, i do it

cause i always did it
since catch, since sea legs
and i’ll always do it
until i’m, for the better part, upright
though my springs may
be choked & need replacing
and i can do it for the first time,
fingers fluent in ambition & sport
if i don’t do it, they’ll do it to me
(cause he always did it.)

>working on it:


New Game 2

like my tongue cutting the corners of your jaw

a light-tight spasm bucks your beating breast
biting your lip, you’re above yourself
riding a breathless gush
of heat. & i’m between.
Afraid to Say Your Name 3

i cannot bear where dust collects
across the window pane
sun falling through, an exposure
a public undressing, i do not care
for busy & benign women, nor
their well-mannered hair & polished
sapphire attractions.
when your shirt is pulled slowly over your ribs
i look away, afraid of the things i could do.